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VISUAL ARTS 
WEDNESDAY, 

3:00 P.M. 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE, 



COMMITTEE MEETING 
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Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing 
an information card and giving it to the Committee 
Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 



MAYOR 

Frank M. Jordan 



3:00 I 



Consent Calendar 

A. Approval of Rene de Guzman, Rene Yung 
and Cheryl Riley as Selection Panelists for 
the Richmond Recreation Center. 



COMMISSIONERS 

Anne Healy 
President 

John Kriken 
Vice President 

Nancy Bechtle 
Aristides Demetrios 
Alonzo King 
Willis Kirk 

Robert F. LaRocca 
Genny Lim 
Ral Y. Okamoto 
Dodie Rosekrans 
Terri Simon 
Liza Zennl 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 
Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission. 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 
Joanne Chow Winship 



PROGRAMS 
ArtHouse 

Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Community Arts 
and Education 
POPS Concerts 
Public Art Program 



Street Artists Licenses 
Suite 70 
(415)554-9677 



Gallery 

155 Grove Street 

(415)554-9682 



3:05 II 



B. Authorization to request higher 
administrative fee from Board of 
Supervisors for the following art 
enrichment projects: 

i. Sheriff's Facility 

ii. New Main Library 

iii. Mental Health Facility 

iv. Fire Station #2 

v. Fire Station #37 

vi. Fire Station #22 

vii. Fire Station #44 

viii. Chinatown Library 

ix. Mission Library 

x. Hospital Services Building 

xi. SFPD Mission 

xii. San Andreas Plant 

xiii. SFPD Bayview 

xiv. Bush-Polk Parking Garage 

xv. SFGH Parking Garage 

xvi. Moscone Center 

xvii. SFPD Taraval 

xviii. Vallejo Garage 

xix. Tenderloin Recreation Center 

xx. Richmond Recreation Center 



Market Street Art in Transit 

A. Eleanor Beaton; Larry Sultan 
Request for approval of artwork for Larry 
Sultan/Mike Mandel poster project on 
Gannett advertising kiosks. 

B. Eleanor Beaton; Brett Cook 

Request for approval of revised proposal. 




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3:30 III. San Andreas Water Treatment Plant 

Tonia Macneil 

A. Request for approval of final payments 
to Tim Colllins and Reiko Goto for 
completion of work on contracts #2820006 
and #2820007 

B. Request for motion to accept on behalf 
of the City and County of San Francisco the 
works of art entitled "Aqua Pura," 
comprised of a book and an audio-visual 
installation, commissioned for the San 
Francisco Water Department. 

3:40 IV. Firestation #37 

Susan Pontious, Chris Bigelow, Wang Po Shu 
Review of project proposal by Wang Po Shu 

3:55 V. Art Commission Gallery 

Jason Tannen 

A. Approval of artist guidelines for "Open 
Call" 

B. Street Artist Sales and Display 

4:10 VI. Continued Review of Revised Public Art 

Guidelines 

4:40 VII. Old Business 

4:45 VIII. New Business 

4:50 IX. Adjournment 



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Commissioners Present: 

Anne Healy (Chair) 

Dodie Rosekrans 

Robert LaRocca 

Aristides Demetrios (arrived after item #T) 

Staff Present: 

Eleanor Beaton 
Tonia Macneil 
Jill Manton 
Susan Pontious 
Jason Tanneri 
Joanne Chow Winship 

I. Consent Calendar 

The consent calendar was modified to read 
#24 instead of #22. 

ORDERED: Approval of the following Consent Calendar 
items : 

A. Approval of Rene de Guzman, Rene Yung and Cheryl 
Riley as Selection Panelists for the Richmond 
Recreation ('enter. 

B. Authorization to request higher administrative 
fees from the Board of Supervisors for the 
following art enrichment projects: 

1 . Sheriff s Faci 1 ity 

2. New Main Library 

3. Skilled Mental Health Nursing Facility 

4. Fire Stations #2, 24, 37, 4-1 

5. Chinatown Branch Library 

6. Mission Branch Library 

7. Hospital Services Building (General Hospital) 

8. SFPD Mission, Bayview, and Taraval stal ions 

9. San Andreas Plant 

10. Bush- Polk Parking Garage 

11. SFGH Parking Garage 

12. Moscone Center 

13. Vallejo Garage 

14. Tenderloin Recreation Center 

15. Richmond Recreation Center 



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Moved: LaRocca/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

II. Market St. Art in Transit 

A. Designs for Posters for Gannett kiosks by Larry 
Sultan and Mike Mandei 

Eleanor Beaton reported that at the Committee's 
December meeting, it had approved 5 of the 6 
artists' designs for the poster series. Since 
then, the artists had revised 3 of those images. 
Larry Sultan presented these changes to the 
Commit tee . 

ORDERED: Approval of Larry Sultan and Mike 

Mandei 's Market Street Gannett kiosk poster 

designs as revised. 

Moved: LaRocca/Demetrius 

Vote: Unanimous 

B. Revised Proposal by Brett Cook 

Eleanor Beaton reported to the committee that she 
and the artist had been unable to secure a site 
for the artist to execute his original proposal, a 
sequential series of six topical murals. As a 
result, the artist proposes to rent a Gannett 
billboard at Octavia and market, and execute a 2- 
part mural series. 

The artist presented his revised proposal 
(Attachment A). The first billboard cycle will 
feature a middle-class couple with self-help 
paraphernalia. Text will be made up of words 
associated with self-help and self-therapy. 
Following the month-long display of this image, 
the artist will install a second image, which will 
have the same composition and language, but 
feature two homeless people. The intent of the 
project is to "address the idea that the concerns 
of the 'normal' person are the same, yet entirely 
different from the concerns of the most 
disenfranchised persons of this society". 

ORDERED: Approval of the revised project proposal 
by Brett Cook planned for the billboard located at 
Octavia and Market Streets. 
Moved: Healy/Demetr ius 
Vote: Unanimous 



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III. San Andreas Water Treatment Plant 

Tonia Macneil reported that Tim Collins and Reiko Goto 
had completed Aqua Pura, a book and installation, for 
the San Andreas Water Treatment Plant. She reported 
that she, Commissioner- Healy, and Susan Pontious had 
viewed the installation, which consists of photographs, 
text, and an interactive sound component, and all felt 
it was a very successful piece. Commissioner LaRocca 
recommended that Macneil send copies of the book to the 
Mayor, Board of Supervisors, etc., and that she write 
up a case history of the project. 

ORDERED: Approval of final payment to Tim Collins and 
Reiko Goto for contracts #2820006 and #2820007. 
Moved: Healy/Demetr ius 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Acceptance on behalf of the City and County 

of San Francisco, the works of art entitled "Aqua 

Pura" , comprised of a book and audio-visual 

installation, commissioned for the San Francisco Water 

Department . 

Moved: Demetrius/Rosekrans 

Vote: Unanimous 

IV. Fire Station #37 

Artist Wang Po Shu presented his proposal for Fire 
Station #37 to the Committee. The artist proposed 
double 1:3:5 progression harmonic sculpture in 5 parts. 
It will consist of five metal spheres, 2 bronze and 3 
copper, each with a tuning fork within. The harmonic 
progression of the tuning forks would be inversely 
proportioned to the size of the respective spheres of 
their encasements. Two of the copper spheres will be 
installed on the facade of the new building, and one 
over the new public entrance of the old building. Two 
solid bronze spheres wilL be melted down and fast into 
puddle forms; one will be inlaid in front of the new 
apparatus door, and one inlaid in front of the new 
public entrance. Each will have a tuning fork embedded 
underneath, inside a capsule. 

The sphere and puddle forms were inspired by 1 lie forms 
of historical bluwn-gLass fire-extinguishers which were 
filled with carbontetra chloride. The spheres were 
thrown directly at the fire, breaking the glass and 
releasing the chemical. The intent of the tuning forks 
are to harmonize any vibrations around the building. 



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Although one will not be able to actually hear the 
tuning forks, the artist believes that their 
harmonizing activity will nonetheless have a positive 
effect on the site. 

The artist will be working with the project architect, 
Chris Bigelow, to refine the manner in which the 
spheres interface with the building facades. On the 
new building, the artist is exploring how the metal 
panel above the apparatus door can be manipulated into 
concave curves where it attaches to the spheres. 

ORDERED: Conceptual approval of Wang Po Shu's art 
enrichment proposal for Fire Station #37. 
Moved: Healy/Deme tr ius 
Vote: Unanimous 

V. Gallery 

A. Artist Guidelines for "Open Call" 

Jason Tannen presented the artist guidelines for 
"Open Call". 

ORDERED: Approval of artist guidelines for "Open 
Call" applications to the San Francisco Art 
Commission Gallery. 
Moved: Rosekrans/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

B. Street Artist Sales and Display at Gallery 
Jason Tannen reported that he has been talking to 
Howard Lazar regarding the possibility of having 
some of the street artists set up in the front of 
the gallery for a 4 week period. He is 
considering having 4-5 artists a week for 4 weeks 
(20 total). The participating street artists 
would be juried. No commission for sales would be 
taken by the gallery. In return for being allowed 
to set up in the gallery, the participants would 
watch the door. 

VI. Public Art Guidelines 

The committee completed their review of the revised 
public art guidelines. 

ORDERED: Approval of the revised public art 

guide 1 ines . 

Moved : Rosekrans/Demetrius 

Vote: Unanimous 



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VTI. Old Business 

A. Richmond Recreation Center 

Commissioner Healy appointed Genny Lim as the 
committee liaison to the Richmond Recreation 
Center artist selection panel. 

B. Bush Polk Garage 

Tonia Macneil reported that the completion of the 
installation of Bruce Hasson's grills is delayed 
for at least 2 months because the project general 
contracter is no longer in business. 



ORDERS AND REPORTS: 

1. ORDERED: Approval of the following Consent Calendar 

items : 

A. Approval of Rene de Guzman, Rene Yung and Cheryl 
Riley as Selection Panelists for the Richmond 
Recreation Center. 

B. Authorization to request higher administrative 
fees from the Board of Supervisors for the 
following art enrichment projects: 

1. Sheriff's Facility 

2. New Main Library 

3. Skilled Mental Health Nursing Facility 

4. Fire Stations #2, 24, 37, 44 

5. Chinatown Branch Library 

6. Mission Branch Library 

7. Hospital Services Building (General Hospital) 

8. SFPD Mission, Bayview, and Taraval stations 

9. San Andreas Plant 

10. Hush- Polk Parking Garage 

11. SFGH Parking Garage 

12. Moscone Center 

13. Vallejo Garage 

14. Tenderloin Recreation Center 

15. Richmond Recreation Center 

Moved: LaRocca/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

2. ORDERED: Approval of Larry Sultan and Mike Handel's 
Market Street Gannett kiosk poster designs as revised. 
Moved: LaRocca/Demetr ius 

Vote: Unanimous 



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3. ORDERED: Approval of the revised project proposal by 
Brett Cook planned for the billboard located at Octavia 
and Market Streets. 

Moved: Healy/Demetrius 
Vote: Unanimous 

4. ORDERED: Approval of the revised project proposal by 
Brett Cook planned for the billboard located at Octavia 
and Market Streets. 

Moved: Healy/Demetrius 
Vote: Unanimous 

5. ORDERED: Approval of final payment to Tim Collins and 
Reiko Goto for contracts #2820006 and #2820007. 
Moved: Healy/Demetrius 

Vote: Unanimous 

6. ORDERED: Acceptance on behalf of the City and County 
of San Francisco, the works of art entitled "Aqua 
Pura" , comprised of a book and audio-visual 
installation, commissioned for the San Francisco Water 
Department . 

Moved: Demetrius/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

7. ORDERED: Conceptual approval of Wang Po Shu's art 
enrichment proposal for Fire Station #37. 

Moved: Healy/Demetrius 
Vote: Unanimous 

8. ORDERED: Approval of artist guidelines for "Open Call" 
applications to the San Francisco Art Commission 
Gallery. 

Moved: Rosekrans/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

9. ORDERED: Approval of the revised public art 
guidelines. 

Moved: Rosekrans/Demetrius 
Vote: Unanimous 



Respectfully Submitted: 




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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING PUBLIC LIBRARY 
WEDNESDAY, February 10a- 199W // 

3:00 P.M. % faT C**f#' S ~ 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE, SUITE 70 

Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing 
an information card and giving it to the Committee 
Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 






MAYOR 

Frank M. Jordan 



3:00 I. 



Consent Calendar 

A. Approval to pay Lorraine Garcia Nakata 
$50 per half day of service as Selection 
Panelist for Mission Branch Library. 



COMMISSIONERS 

Anne Heaty 
President 

John Krlken 
Vice President 

Nancy Bechtle 
Arlstldes Demetrlos 
Alonzo King 
Willis Kirk 

Robert F. LaRocca 
Genny Llm 
RalY. Okamoto 
Dodle Rosekrans 
Terrl Simon 
Liza Zennl 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 
Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



B. Approval to inc 
Street Art in Tran 
series on Gannett 
i . Increase 
Sultan and Mi 
i i . Increase 
Brewster by $ 
i i i . Increase 
Porges by $35 
iv. Increase 
Castro and Fr 
v. Incease 
Hung and Gigi 
vi . Increase 
Huie by $700. 
v i i . Increase 
Poethig and Y 
Workshop by $ 



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honorarium to Johanna 
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DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 
Joanne Chow Wlnshlp 



PROGRAMS 
ArtHouse 

CMc Art Collection 
CMc Design Review 
Community Arts 
and Education 
POPS Concerts 
Public Art Program 



Street Artists Licenses 
Suite 70 
(415)554-9677 



Gallery 

155 Grove Street 

(415) 654-9682 



3:05 II 




C. Authorization to apply for an ISTEA 
Grant from the Department of Transportation 
to provide funding for the illumination of 
the Promenade Ribbon Project. 

D. Approval of budget of $7,250 for 
manufacture and installation of 9 granite 
poetry plaques to be inset into new Muni 
boarding islands on upper Market Street. 

Market Street Art in Transit 

A. ELeanor Beaton; Maria Porges 

Request for approval of artwork for Porges' 
poster project on Gannett advertising 
kiosks . 

B. Eleanor Beaton; Andrea Brewster 
Request for approval of artwork for 
Brewster's poster project on Gannett 
advertising kiosks. 



3:20 III. Firestation #37 

Svisan Pontious, Chris Bigelow, Wang Po Shu 
Request for conceptual approval of revised 
proposal by Wang Po Shu 

3:35 IV. 5th and Mission Garage 

Tonia Macneil, Narcissus Quagliata, 

Marie Zeller 

Presentation of full-scale prototype of a 

glass panel. Request for approval to enter 

into contract with the artist. 

3:50 V. Embarcadero Gateway 

Jill Manton, Mark DiSuvero 

Review of sculpture maquette proposed for 

South Beach Park 

4:05 VI. Mission Branch Library 

Susan Pontious 

Request for approval of Emmanuel Montoya 
and Horace Washington as finalists for 
Mission Branch Library and to pay each a 
$250 honorarium to develop a site proposal. 

4:20 VII. Taraval Police Station 

Tonia Macneil, Arthur Gonzalez 

Gary Hoy 

Presentation of Artist's proposal for 

interior lobby area. 

4:35 VIII. Sunnydale Pump Station 

Jill Manton 

4:40 IX. Review of Gift Policy 

5:00 X. Old Business 

5:05 XI. New Business 

5:10 XII. Adjournment 



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Commissioners Present 

Robert LaRocca 
Aristides Demetrios 
Dodie Rosekrans 



Staff Present: 
Eleanor Beaton 
Debra Lehane 
Jill Manton 
Tonia Macneil 
Susan Pontious 



I. Consent Calendar 

ORDERED: Approval of the Consent Calendar: 

A. Approval to pay Lorraine Garcia Nakata $50 per 
half day of service as Selection Panelist for 
Mission Branch Librarv. 



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' s poster series on Gannett 

rarium to Larry Sultan and Mike 

200. 

rarium to Andrea Brewster by 

rarium to Rene Castro and 

rcon by $700. 

rarium to Maria Porges by $350. 

rarium to Su-Chen Hung and Gigi 

700. 

rarium to Crystal Huie by $700. 

rarium to Johanna Poethig and 

reative Arts Workshop by $700. 



Authorization to apply for an 1STEA Grant from the 
Dept. of Transportation to provide funding for the 
illumination of the Promenade Ribbon Project. 

Approval of budget of $7,250 for manufacture and 
installation of 9 granite poetry plaques to be 
inset into new Muni boarding islands on upper 
Market St. 



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II. Market Street Art in Transit 

A. Maria Porges presented her 3 poster designs for 
the Gannett advertising kiosks. The series is 
designed to be sequential, and deals with 
different aspects of time. 

ORDERED: Approval of Maria Porges poster designs 
for the Gannett advertising kiosks on Market St. 
Moved: Rosekrans/Deme trios 
Vote: Unanimous 

B. Eleanor Beaton presented Andrea Brewster's poster 
designs for the Gannett advertising kiosks. 
Brewster's 3 poster designs featured photographs 
of women from San Francisco history. Each 
photograph will be covered with handwritten text 
telling a folk tale. 

ORDERED: Approval of Andrea Brewster's poster 

designs for the Gannett advertising kiosks on 

Market Street. 

Moved: Rosekrans/Deme trios 

Vote: Unanimous 

III. Fire Station #37 

Susan Pontious reported that in response to the Fire 
Department's concerns over Wang Po Shu's proposal for 
Fire Station #37, the artist had modified his proposal 
This revision had been reviewed by Chief Jim Lynch and 
the project architect, Chris Bigelow. 

Wang Po Shu presented his revised proposal to the 
Committee. The new proposal called for making a 
"pocket" for his spheres with the "skin" of the copper 
architectural panel. The result is much more 
sculptural, and more identifiable as "art" to the 
general public. Chief Lynch reported that the Fire 
Dept . was now pleased with the proposal. 

ORDERED: Approval of Wang Po Shu's revised proposal 
for Fire Station #37. 
Moved: Rosekrans/Deme trios 
Vote: Unanimous 

IV. 5th and Mission Garage 

Narcissus Quagliata presented a prototype of his glass 
panels and lighting for the 5th and Mission Garage. 



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The artist proposes to replace the balcony railing on 
the 4th and Mission St. corner with lighted, sand- 
blasted, glass panels. 

There are still budgetary issues to be resolved, 
particularly in regard to the cost of the balcony 
railings. It is possible that the current proposal in 
its entirety may not be feasible. 

The Committee made the point that Qualiata's proposal 
was a combination of art and architecture, and 
expressed the hope that the client would allocate some 
of the architectural budget, or other funds, to the 
artwork. If, because of lack of funds, the project has 
to be modified, then the Committee wants to review 
those changes. 

ORDERED: Approval of Narcissus Quagliata's prototype 
of the glass panels for the Fifth and Mission Garage, 
and authorization for the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into contract with Narcissus Quag li at a for an 
amount not to exceed $125,000 for design development, 
fabrication, transportation, and installation of a work 
of art for the 5th and Mission Parking Garage. 
Moved: Demetrios/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 



V. Embarcadero Gateway 

Lowell McKegney from Mark di Suvero's studio 
presented a preliminary maquette for di Suvero's 
sculpture for the Embarcadero Gateway. The sculpture 
will be painted red and be about 60' high; it will have 
a 4-legged base with a kinetic element on top. The 
base of the sculpture has been completed; the artist is 
now working on the top element. 

Mr. McKegney made the point that di Suvero doesn't 
really work from maquettes; the shape of the sculpture 
will ultimately be determined by the process of 
working. It the design changes from the approved 
proposal, then the Commission will be asked to approve 
the revision. Jill Manton said she will keep the 
Committee informed as the sculpture evolves. 

Manton reported that the maquette must also be approved 
by the Port and Redevelopment Agency. She further 
reported that the Redevelopment Agency would ass "e 



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financial responsibility for the sculpture's foundation 
and illumination. 

ORDERED: Conceptual approval of Mark de di Suvero's 
sculpture maquette, and contingent on approvals from 
the Redevelopment Agency and the Port Commission, 
authorization for the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into contract with the artist for $295,000 to 
design, fabricate and install the sculpture at the 
Embarcadero Gateway at 2nd and King Streets. 
Moved: Rosekrans/Demetr ios 
Vote: Unanimous 

VJ . Mission Branch Library 

Susan Pontious reported that the Selection Panel for 
the Mission Branch Library had selected two artists as 
finalists, Horace Washington and Emmanuel Montoya. She 
requested authorization to pay each of the artists a 
$250 honorarium to make a proposal for the site. 

ORDERED: Approval of Horace Washington and Emmanuel 
Montoya as finalists for the Mission Branch Library, 
and authorization to pay each artists an honorarium of 
$250 to make a site proposal. 
Moved: Rosekrans/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

VII. Taraval Police Station 

Tonia Macneil presented Arthur Gonzalez's proposal for 
the interior of the Taraval Police Station. The artist 
proposes two ceramic relief sculptures to be installed 
on the east and west walls of the lobby. On the east 
wall, he proposes an expanded globe map, with images 
endangered species on each of the continents. On the 
west wall, he proposes an image of a globe, divided in 
half, to make a base, with a child making friends with 
an ani mal . 

Captain Suttmeier from the Police Department reported 
that he had some concerns over the second image because 
of its negative connotation; he stated that it looked 
too much like the last child and animal on earth. 

The Committee requested that the artist be asked to 
revise this portion of his proposal. 



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ORDERED: Approval of Arthur Gonzalez's proposal for a 
ceramic relief sculpture for the interior east wall of 
the Taraval Police Station. 
Moved: Rosekrans/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

VIII. Sunnydale Pump Station 

Jill Manton gave a progress report on the Sunnydale 
Pump Station project. She said that DPW had given the 
Art Commission funds to hire a consultant, Jeff Brown, 
to review the construction documents and to see if 
there were better ways of constructing the project. 
Brown had made a number of good suggestions, which he 
reviewed with the project artist, Patricia Johanson. 
Manton and the Johanson also met with the Assistant 
Deputy Director of DPW about the project, and left the 
meeting feeling encouraged about the feasibility of the 
project . 

As soon as the project specifications can be revised, 
the project will go out to bid. 

IX. Review of Gift Policy 

The Committee reviewed the proposed gift policy. Debra 
Lehane gave the history of the document, and reported 
that Joanne Chow Winship wanted "Visual Arts Program" 
deleted from the definitions. 

It was agreed that as written, the policy was fine in 
terms of procedure, but that the Commission should also 
develop a long-term policy and priorities for potential 
sculpture sites in the City. 

The Mission Bay project was discussed, and the fact 
that the Planning Department and the developer are 
making plans for artwork that will eventually be 
donated to the City. The Committee stressed that if 
the Commission will eventually be asked tc accept the 
artwork on behalf of the City, than the Comir.ission must 
be involved in the planning and selection of the art. 

The Committee asked that the Director of Cultural 
Affairs be asked to check with the City Attorney about 
the Art Commission's jurisdiction in Mission Bay, and 
then a letter be sent to Planning regarding Art 
Commission involvement in the project. John Kriken 
should also be consulted. 



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The Committee requested that this issue be put on the 
agenda for next month's meeting. 

ORDERED: Approval of the gift policy as amended. 
Moved: Demetrios/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

X. Old Business 

There was no old business. 

XI. New Business 

The Committee agreed to consider the following issues 
under new business: 

A. Placement of $5,000 with Intersection for the Arts 
Debra Lehane requested that the Committee approve 
the transfer of $5,000 from the Public Art Fund to 
our fiscal agent, Intersection for the Arts, for 
the purpose of hiring an intern to do data entry 
into the Collections Data Base. 

ORDERED: Approval to transfer $5,000 from the 
Public Art Fund to our fiscal agent, Intersection 
for the Arts, for the purpose of hiring an intern 
to do data entry into the Collections' Data Base. 
Moved: Demetrios/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

B. Neighborhood Beaut i ficat ion and Graffiti Cleanup 
Fund 

ORDERED: Approval to apply for $12,000 - $15,000 
from the Neighborhood Beaut if ication and Graffiti 
Cleanup Fund for the purposes of graffiti removal 
from monuments and project areas. 
Moved: Rosekrans/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERS AND REPORTS: 

1. ORDERED: Approval of the following Consent Calendar 
items : 

A. Approval to pay Lorraine Garcia Nakata $50 per 
half day of service as Selection Panelist for 
Mission Branch Library. 

B. Approval to increase budgets for Market Street Art 
in Transit Program's poster series on Gannett 
kiosks as follows: 

i. Increase honorarium to Larry Sultan and Mike 
Mandel by $1,200. 



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ii. Increase honorarium to Andrea Brewster by 

$350. 
iii. Increase honorarium to Rene Castro and 

Francisco Alarcon by $700. 
iv. Increase honorarium to Maria Porges by $350. 
v. Increase honorarium to Su-Chen Hung and Gigi 

Janchang by $700. 
vi. Increase honorarium to Crystal Huie by $700. 
vii. Increase honorarium to Johanna Poethig and 

Yerba Buena Creative Arts Workshop by $700. 

2. ORDERED: Approval of Maria Porges poster designs 
for the Gannett advertising kiosks on Market St. 
Moved: Rosekrans/Demetrios 

Vote: Unanimous 

3. ORDERED: Approval of Andrea Brewster's poster designs 
for the Gannett advertising kiosks on Market Street. 
Moved: Rosekrans/Demetrios 

Vote: Unanimous 

4. ORDERED: Approval of Wang Po Shu's revised proposal 
for Fire Station #37. 

Moved: Rosekrans/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

5. ORDERED: Approval of Narcissus Quagliata's prototype 
of the glass panels for the Fifth and Mission Garage, 
and authorization for the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into contract with Narcissus Quagliata for an 
amount not to exceed $125,000 for design development, 
fabrication, transportation, and installation of a work 
of art for the 5th and Mission Parking Garage. 

Moved: Demetrios/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

6. ORDERED: Conceptual approval of Mark de di Suvero's 
sculpture maquette, and contingent on approvals from 
the Redevelopment Agency and the Port Commission, 
authorization for the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into contract with the artist for $295,000 to 
design, fabricate and install the sculpture at the 
Embarcadero Gateway at 2nd and King Streets. 

Moved: Rosekrans/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

7. ORDERED: Approval of Horace Washington and Emmanuel 
Montoya as finalists for the Mission Branch Library, 



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and authorization to pay each artists an honorarium of 
$250 to make a site proposal. 
Moved: Rosekrans/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

8. ORDERED: Approval of Arthur Gonzalez's proposal for a 
ceramic relief sculpture for the interior east wall of 
the Taraval Police Station. 

Moved: Rosekrans/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

9. ORDERED: Approval of the gift policy as amended. 
Moved: Demetrios/Rosekrans 

Vote: Unanimous 

10. ORDERED: Approval to transfer $5,000 from the Public 
Art Fund to our fiscal agent, Intersection for the 
Arts, for the purpose of hiring an intern to do data 
entry into the Collections' Data Base. 

Moved: Demetrios/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

11. ORDERED: Approval to apply for $12,000 - $15,000 from 
the Neighborhood Beautif ication and Graffiti Cleanup 
Fund for the purposes of graffiti removal from 
monuments and project areas. 

Moved: Rosekrans/Demetrios 
Vote : Unanimous 




Respectful 

Susan Pontious 

Curator 

Public Art Program 



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MAYOR 

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COMMISSIONERS 

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President 

John Krlken 
vice President 

Nancy Bechtle 
Arlstldes Demetrlos 
Atonzo King 
Willis Kirk 

Robert F. LaRocca 
Genny Llm 
Rai Y. Okamoto 
Dodle Rosekrans 
Terrl Simon 
Uza Zennl 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 
Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
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3:05 II. 



3:20 III 



Consent Calendar 

A. Authorization to apply to the Koret 
Foundation, the Lef Foundation and Gap 
Foundation on behalf of the Market Street 
Art in Transit Program, for a total amount 
not to exceed $30,000. 

B. Approval of windowfront installation 
project by Joyce Umamoto presented by 
Public Art Works for the Market Street Art 
in Transit Program. 

5th and Mission Garage 

Tonia Macneil; Narcissus Quagliata 
Request for approval of artist's additional 
proposal for artwork in 4th and Mission 
lobby of the Parking Garage 

Skilled Mental Health Nursing Facility 

Susan Pontious; Hilda Shum 
Request for approval of proposed 
light sculpture 



DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 
Joanne Chow Wlnshlp 



PROGRAMS 
ArtHouse 

Civic Art Collection 
CMc Design Review 
Community Arts 
and Education 
POPS Concerts 
Public Art Program 



Street Artists Licenses 
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Gallery 

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3:35 IV, 




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4:05 VI 



New Art Enrichment 

Chinatown Recreation Center 

Jill Manton; Deborah Learner; Bonnie Ng ; 

John Thomas 

Request for approval of art opportunities 

identified by project designers 

Richmond Recreation Center 

Jill Manton 

Request for approval of finalists to be 

selected at March 16 meeting of Selection 

Panel 

Airport Collection 

Susan Pontious 

Request for approval of Airport Steering 
Committee Recommendations for artwork in 
North Terminal 



4:20 VII. New Main Library 

Susan Pontious; Ann Chamberlain 

Request for approval of materials sample 

and project modification 

4:35 VIII. Hospital Parking Garage 

Tonia Macneil, Ann Chamberlain; Fong and 
Chan Architects 

Request for approval of alternate proposal 
for parking garage 

4:50 IX. Art Jallery 

Jason Tannen 

Request for approval of pool of panelists 
and criteria for Selection of Open Call 
proposals 

5:00 X. Old Business 

5:05 XI. New Business 

5:10 XII. Adjournment 



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ART COMMITTEE 
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DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
APR - 1 1993 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Present : 

Commissioners : 
Anne Healy, Chair 
Aristides Demetrios 
Genny Lim 

Robert LaRocca ( not 
Dodie Rosekrans 



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Staff: 

Eleanor Beaton 
Debra Lehane 
Tonia Macneil 
Jill Manton 
Susan Pontious 

I . Consent Calendar 

ORDERED: Approval of the following consent calendar 
items : 

A. Authorization to apply to the Koret Foundation, 
the LEF Foundation and Gap Foundation on behalf of 
the Market Street Art in Transit Program, for a 
total amount not to exceed $30,000. 

B. Approval of window front installation project by 
Joyce Umamoto presented by Public Art Works for 
the Market Street Art in Transit Program. 

Moved: Demetr ios/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

II. 5th and Mission Garage 

Tonia Macneil reported that the San Francisco Downtown 
Parking Corporation had agreed to assume responsibility 
for building the railing and lighting components of 
Narcissus Qualiata's proposal for the 5th and Mission 
Garage. This means that the artist's entire proposal 
will be able to be realized. 

Narcissus Qualiata also presented a conceptual proposal 
for the lobby of the facility, which the Parking 
Corporation has agreed to fund if possible. The 
Parking Corporation will notify the art j t by mid-June 
regarding the feasibility of this additi >na] project. 



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The lobby proposal consists of a glass mosaic wall with 
vertical glass "fins", which project from the center of 
the curved wall. 

ORDERED: Conceptual approval of Narcissus Qualiata's 

proposal for the lobby of the 5th and Mission Garage. 

Moved: LaRocca/Rosekrans 

Vote: Unanimous 

III. Richmond Recreation Center 

Jill Manton reported the selection panel had met, and 
selected four finalists to be considered for the 
Richmond Recreation Center project. When the final 
selection is made, that artist will be asked to 
participate as a design team member on the facility. 
The budget is $9,500 for the planning/design phase, and 
$20,000 for implementation. 

The panel recommended the following candidates to be 
interviewed for the project: 

Seyed Alavi, Frances Butler, Ruth Asawa and team, and 
Martha Heavenston. 

ORDERED: Approval of Seyed Alavi, Frances Butler, Ruth 
Asawa and team, and Martha Heavenston as finalists for 
the Richmond Recreation Center, and authorization to 
pay each an honorarium of $250. 
Moved: Healy/Lim 
Vote: Unanimous 

IV. Skilled Mental Health Facility 

Susan Pontious presented Hilda Shum's proposal for a 
lighted sculpture to be installed near the entrance of 
the new Skilled Mental Health Facility. The design of 
the sculpture will be an abstract fish tail, edge 
lighted with fiber optics. It will sit on a marble or 
granite base. 

The committee had several issues that they wanted the 
artist to address as she refines her design. They 
noted that the form should look like it is emerging 
from the base, not just sitting on it. The base should 
be reflective -- possibly glass should be considered. 
If glass were used, it would have to be sandblasted 
(for slippage) unless it has a 6" coping. The artist 
may want to consider raising the entire base. The 
committee also felt that the form itself needed further 
refinement . 



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ORDERED: Conceptual approval of Hilda Shum's lighted 
sculpture proposal for the New Skilled Mental Health 
Nursing Facility. 
Moved: Healy/Lim 
Vote: Unanimous 

IV. Chinatown Recreation Center 

Bonnie Ng, from the Bureau of Engineering/Landscape 
Architecture, and Bob Nist, from the Bureau of 
Architecture, presented the plans for the Chinatown 
Park and Recreation Center. Bonnie Ng suggested the 
following as possible sites for art enrichment: 

1. The 5' retaining wall surrounding the play area. 
She suggested a "climbing wall". 

2. The 10 - 15' retaining wall around the garden 
area . 

3. A play sculpture in the playground area. 

4. A series of playful sculptures one would just 
happen upon as one strolled through the park. 

5. The entry gate on the south side of the facility 

Jill Manton reported that the total budget for the 
project was $60,000, with $48,000 - $50,000 being 
available for art. 

Ms. Manton also reported that the Dept . of Recreation 
and Parks wants the artist to waive their rights under 
California Preservation Act if they choose to design 
play sculpture or a climbing wall. Susan Pontious 
expressed concern about the liability the artist would 
be assuming for sculptures that are intended for 
cl imbing . 

Ms. Ng reported that if an artist designs "occasional' 
sculptures in the landscape, Recreation and Park wants 
them to be low ( approximately 2 ' ) . 

Jill Manton suggested that the approach to the project 
might be to focus on the element of surprise, or 
discovery, as one meanders through the park, which is 
an important tenet in Chinese landscape architecture. 
Artists would be asked to apply with some preliminary 
design ideas. She also endorsed having an artist 
design the Jackson St. entry gates to the recreation 
center . 






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Commissioner Lim was appointed as the project liaison. 

ORDERED: Approval of the followinga program approach 
for the art enrichment for the Chinatown Recreation 
Center: artists will be asked to make proposals that 
provide park visitors with an experience of surprise, 
or discovery, as they walk through the park; the 
Jackson St. entry gates will also be considered as an 
art enrichment opportunity. 
Moved: Healy/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

V. Main Library 

Ann Chamberlain presented the Committee with Ann 
Hamilton and her revised proposal for the diagonal core 
wall of the new main library, as well as a material 
sample. The revised proposal uses the reference cards 
from the card catalogue. The card catalogue will be 
replaced in the new library by an electronic reference 
system. The artists intend to take these cards, 
annotate them, and then imbed them in the artisan 
plaster . 

The committee liked the concept of using the cards, and 
the look of the material sample, but had objections to 
the manner in which the artists intended to annotate 
the cards. They felt this imposed a resonance that the 
cards did not need, and was too self-conscious. They 
felt that this layer did not seem to ccme naturally 
from the intent of the catalogue cards themselves. The 
committee felt that the artists needed to re- 
conceptualize this interaction between the past and 
present . 

VI . Hospital Parking Garage 

Ann Chamberlain presented her proposal for the 23rd St. 
facade of the Hospital Parking Garage. The art i si. will 
design and fabricate 36' x 20' walls next to the stair 
towers. The glass-reinforced concrete walls will be 
pierced by cruciform shapes reminiscent of the early 
hospital architecture. Glass bricks, silk-screened 
with images from the hospital and community, will fill 
the cruciform shapes. Fiber optics will provide edge- 
lighting for the glass. 

ORDERED: Approval of Ann Chamberlain's art enrichment 
proposal for the 23rd St. facade of the Hospital 
Parking Garage. 



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Moved: Demetrios/Lim 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval for the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into contract with Ann Chamberlain for up to 
$136,000 to design, fabricate and install a work of art 
on the 23rd St. facade of the Hospital Parking Garage. 
Moved: Healy/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

VII. Gallery 

Jason Tannen presented his selection criteria and his 
pool of panelists to select proposals from his open 
call to artists for exhibition at the Art Commission 
Gallery. 

ORDERED: Approval of the selection criteria and pool 
of panelists to select proposals from the open call to 
artists for exhibition at the Art Commission Gallery. 
Moved: Lim/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

VIII. Airport 

Susan Pontious reported that the Airport Art Steering 
Committee had requested curatorial recommendations 
regarding the present collection at San Francisco 
International Airport. The North Terminal collection 
was the first to be evaluated, and recommendations 
submitted to the AASC . The AASC had approved the 
curator recommendations, which have now been forwarded 
to the Visual Arts Committee for approval. 

Ms. Pontious requested that the committee proceed with 
approving the recommendations, with the exception of 
recommendation regarding Freda Koblick's sculpture, 
Night Sky, until the artist could attend the meeting in 
person . 

Pontious reported that since the report was written, 
she had come across old Art Commission minutes which 
approved trading the Airport's Gregg Renfrow painting 
for another piece. Debra Lehane subsequently had a 
conversation with Mr. Renfrow and he is still 
interested in making such a trade. 

Commissioner Demetrios asked if the contracts of any of 
the artists whose work was being considered for 



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deaccessioning stated that the work could or might be 
deaccessioned at a later date. 

Ms. Pontious replied that they did not, nor was there 
any language prohibiting deaccessioning. Commissioner 
Rosekrans responded that the owner of an artwork may 
sell or store art. 

Debra Lehane confirmed that Section 1.16 of the 
Administrative Code authorizes the Commission to 
deaccession artwork and keep the proceeds. 

ORDERED: Approval of the Airport Art Steering 
Committee's recommendations for the collection in the 
North Terminal of San Francisco General Airport, with 
the exception of the recommendation regarding "Night 
Sky", which will be considered at a later date. 
Moved: Healy/Rosekrans 

Vote: Ayes: Rosekrans, Lim, Healy 
Nays: Demetrios 

ORDERS AND REPORTS: 

1. ORDERED: Approval of the following consent calendar 
items : 

A. Authorization to apply to the Koret Foundation, 
the LEF Foundation and Gap Foundation on behalf of 
the Market Street Art in Transit Program, for a 
total amount not to exceed $30,000. 

B. Approval of window front installation project by 
Joyce Umamoto presented by Public Art Works for 
the Market Street Art in Transit Program. 

Moved: Demetrios/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

2. ORDERED: Conceptual approval of Narcissus Qualiata's 
proposal for the lobby of the 5th and Mission Garage. 
Moved: LaRocca/Rosekrans 

Vote: Unanimous 

3. ORDERED: Approval of Seyed Alavi, Frances Butler, Ruth 
Asawa and team, and Martha Heavenston as finalists for 
the Richmond Recreation Center, and authorization to 
pay each an honorarium of $250. 

Moved: Healy/Lim 
Vote: Unanimous 



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ORDERED: Conceptual approval of Hilda S hum's lighted 
sculpture proposal for the New Skilled Mental Health 
Nursing Facility. 
Moved: Healy/Lim 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval of the followinga program approach 
for the art enrichment for the Chinatown Recreation 
Center: artists will be asked to make proposals that 
provide park visitors with an experience of surprise, 
or discovery, as they walk through the park; the 
Jackson St. entry gates will also be considered as an 
art enrichment opportunity. 
Moved: Healy/Derne trios 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval for the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into contract with Ann Chamberlain for up to 
$136,000 to design, fabricate and install a work of art 
on the 23rd St. facade of the Hospital Parking Garage. 
Moved: Heal y/Demet r ios 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval for the Director of Cul 
to enter into contract with_A_njD — P4i-a-nTl5e _ rlain for up to 
$136,000 to d e s i g nj___XaJ?HH*^"a"t~e and install a work of art 
on the 23rd_£-t-; — facade of the Hospital Parking Garage. 
Move dj, — *■" He al y/Demet r i o s 
i Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval of the selection criteria and pool. 
of panelists to select proposals from the open call to 
artists for exhibition at the Art Commission Gallery. 
Moved: Li m/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval of the Airport Art Steering 
Committee's recommendations for the collection in the 



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North Terminal of San Francisco General Airport, with 
the exception of the recommendation regarding "Night 
Sky", which will be considered at a later date. 
Moved: Healy/Rosekrans 

Vote: Ayes: Rosekrans, Lim, Healy 
Nays: Demetrios 



Respectfully Submitted: 



Susan Pontious 
Curator 



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GALLERY POLICY STATEMENT 

The San Francisco Art Commission Gallery is a program of 
the San Francisco Art Commission. It serves the artistic and 
cultural communities of San Francisco and presents 
exhibitions by Bay Area artists. The gallery also provides a 
forum to address topical artistic subjects. 

The gallery incorporates five programming levels. They 
are: exhibitions; special events and presentations; 
collaborations with other Art Commission programs; 
collaborations with other institutions; education and 
outreach. These divisions may at times overlap. 

Ex h i b iti on s 

The gallery presents 5-7 exhibitions per season by 
emerging and established artists who live within the 9 county 
Bay Area. The gallery focuses on artwork whose form and 
content reflects the Bay Area's diverse artistic communities. 
To best serve these communities, the gallery seeks 
alternatives to large-scale solo exhibitions. Typically, the 
3000 square foot gallery space features exhibitions of 3-5 
individual artists, group exhibitions of 5-9 artists, and 
larger thematic projects. 

Scheduled exhibitions follow a selection process that 
incorporates a published open call for proposals, proposal 
deadline, and peer panel review. Bay Area artists and art 
professionals comprise the panel. Individual artists, artist 
groups, independent curators, and outside institutions are 
encouraged to submit proposals for individual, group, and 
thematic projects. 

Special eve nts and orese ntat ions 

Events sponsored by the gallery and by outside groups 
enhance scheduled exhibitions. These events include gallery 
talks, panel discussions and presentations. Events may relate 
directly to a current exhibition, as with an artist talk. Or 
an exhibition's theme might serve as the Lopical catalyst for 
a panel discussion or open forum. 

Collaborations with other Art C ommission Programs 



The gallery may be available for use by other Art 
Commission programs, for special receptions or presentations. 
The safety and integrity of exhibited artworks are the 
gallery's primary concerns, and these events should be 
consistent with the gallery's mission. The gallery may be 
used as a distribution point for Art Commission printed 
material, and as a limited presentation venue for project 
models, posters, or works on paper. 

Collaborations with other institutions 

The gallery collaborates with Bay Area institutions, 
organizations and groups. These collaborations include co- 
sponsored exhibitions, gallery workshops, presentations, and 
gallery tours. 

The gallery advocates a broad view of art making, and 
seeks artists outside the mainstream venues of art schools, 
commercial galleries, and museums. Bay Area community, 
cultural and neighborhood centers foster creativity that may 
otherwise fall through the cracks. The gallery actively works 
with these centers to present creative individuals who 
function outside the artistic mainstream. The gallery also 
schedules exhibitions of community interest, such as a Martin 
Luther King photo-documentary project co-sponsored by the 
Mexican Museum and an exhibition exploring the creative 
possibilities of computers. 

Outreach a nd Education 

With its central location, the Art Commission Gallery 
receives a diverse mix of students, artists, regular gallery 
visitors, and casual passersby. Special events and programs 
help position the gallery as a cultural destination. Artist 
talks, slide presentations, panel discussions, workshops and 
demonstrations, and children's bus tours serve to educate and 
expand the gallery's audience. 



Professional Development Project Summary Proposal 

(DRAFT for REVIEW) 

Project Description 

A pilot professional development project for the 1993-94 school year 
that will focus on SFUSD elementary schools, providing a series of 
arts education training workshops for educators that will take place at 
their school site. 

The project will be launched in the Fall of '93 with an Arts Education 
Symposium bringing national, state and local leaders together to speak 
about the arts, it's vital role in education, and it's place within the 
education reform agenda and the San Francisco Unified School District. 

The Arts Education Symposium 

The symposium will be held in late September or early October on a 
SFUSD "professional development day" so that teachers will be 
compensated for their attendance. 

The pilot professional development project/workshop series for 
elementary schools will be announced on this day and information and 
application materials distributed. Elementary schools will be 
encouraged to apply. 

Targeted participants for the symposium will be elementary school 
administrators and teachers as well as artists and arts education 
organizations. The symposium will be open (space allowing) to other 
interested parties (i.e., parents, para professionals, arts education students, 
educators from children's centers, middle school, high schools, colleges). 

Arts Education On-Site Professional Development/Workshops 

SFUSD elementary schools will apply to participate in this 
arts education professional development project that will travel to 
school sites. A minimum of 23 elementary schools will be served. 
Schools with little or no arts education programming will be given top 
priority. Each participating school will receive: 



* Arts Education Workshop Series (three, 2-hour sessions): 

1) Introducing Arts Education: Orientation to basic arts 
education concepts with distribution of resource 
materials: (including California Arts Education Framework, SFUSD 
Fine Arts Guide, and Inside/Out Directory). Workshop presenters can 
be drawn from professional education and arts education 
community (i.e., SFUSD, State Department of Education, California Arts Project). 

2) Arts in the Classroom: Using the creative process to 
enhance teaching, learning, and integrating arts into 

the curriculum. Workshops can be given by artists and arts 
education experts drawn from local organanizations. 
(i.e., Exploratorium, the Next Stage, PAW). 

3) Arts Education Partnerships: Workshops by 
established arts education providing organizations 
emphasizing artist residencies and artist/teachers 

partnerships (i.e., PAW, CPUS, SFAEF, MUST, Young Audiences) 
Schools can select from a listing of organizaitons. 

* Field trip to one San Franciso cultural arts institution (i.e. s.F. Ballet, 
S.F. Opera, Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco Symphony, Museum of Modern Arts, Center 
for African and African American Art & Culture, Mission Cultural Center, South of Market 
Cultural Center, Chinese Cultural Center, Bayview Opera House) of choice. 

* Follow-up arts education activity on-site with students. 
Schools can arrange for a specific activity with the arts provider. 

The workshop series will take place over the course of one-two weeks 
immediately after-school or during a professional development day. A 
minimum of ten teachers must attend each session. Teachers will be 
compensated for their time and given professional development credit 
through the SFUSD. All participants will be asked to complete a 
questionnaire at the conclusion of the project. Each participating 
school must send a representative to an evaluation roundtable 
discussion convened at the end of the school year. 



Ad ministration 

The project will be a collaboration of the San Francisco Art 
Commission and the San Francisco Unified School District. The SFAC 
arts education officer will direct and oversee the project in 



partnership with SFUSD and will be the direct liaison with project 
funders and arts providers. The SFUSD will direct and coordinate 
communication with school administrators and teachers and will be 
responsible for arranging "professional development arts education 
days" and professional development credits and for teachers. 
A Project Coordinator will be hired to organize and implement the 
symposium and professional development project in cooperation with 
the SFAC and SFUSD. Intersection for the Arts will serve as fiscal 
agent. 



Preliminary Expense Budget 



Symposium 


$ 6,000 


Project Administration 


15,000 


Supplies/Materials 


3,000 


Project Coordinator 


20,000 


School Project Expenses 




(28 schools at $2,000 each) 


56.000 


Total Expenses 





$ 100,000 



Budget Notes: 

1) Administrative Expense Breakdown: 

- Intersection for the Arts, $5,000 (5%Total Budget) Fiscal Agent Fee 

- SF Art Commission, $10,000 (10%Total Budget) Project Administration 

2) School Project Expense Breakdown: $2,000/school 

- Teacher Stipends: $ 1,000 

10 teachers, $100/each 

(for attendance at all three workshops) 

- Arts Workshops Presenters: 

three, 2-hour workshops at $l00/hr. $ 600 

- Follow-up Activity and Field Trip Expenses $ 400 

If SFUSD can arrange for activities to take place on professional development 
days, then teacher stipend funds can be eliminated and the project can reach more than 28 
schools. 



3) Project Income: Support for the project will take the form of in-kind contributions 
from the SFUSD and the S.F. Art Commission, as well as grants from foundations and 
corporations participating in the Arts Education Funders Collaborative who initiated the 
development of this project. Funds will be secured for the project over the course of a year 
(in accordance with timelines of funding agents) at an estimated rate of $25,000 a quarter. 



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MAYOR 

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COMMISSIONERS 

Arme Heary 
President 

John Krlken 
Vice President 

Nancy Bechtle 
Arlstldes Demetrlos 
Abnzo King 
Wills Kirk 

Robert F. LaRocca 
Genny Llm 
Ral Y. Okamoto 
Dodle Rosekrans 
Terrl Simon 
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Ubrary Commission, 
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3:40 IV. 



Consent Calendar 

A. Authorization for the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 
with Art in Construction to execute Ann 
Hamilton's artisan plaster wall in the new 
Main Library. 

B. Approval of honoraria payment of $100 
each plus reimbursement of travel and 
perdiem expenses to airport art consultant 
finalists Roger Berry, Bob Nugent, Marc 
Pally, and Buster Simpson. 

C. Approval of Terry O. Wing, Flo Wong, 
Bonnie Ng , Mei Ling Horn, David Izu, and 
Commmissioner Lim as panelists for new 
Chinatown Park and Recreation Center. 

D. Approval of honorarium of $100 each to 
artists Robynn Smith, Brian Conery, Sarah 
Puckett, and Macr Henrich for participation 
in Art Commission Gallery exhibition in 
June-July, 1993. 

Airport 

Susan Pontious; Debra Lehane ; Freda, Koblick 
Approval of Airport Art Steering 
Committee's recommendation not to re- 
install Freda Koblick' s sculpture Night Sky 
at San Francisco International Airport 

Sheriff's Facility 

Susan Pontious 

Approval of Carl Cheng's design of the 

security nets for the atrium spaces 

New Main Library 

Susan Pontious 

Review of Lothar Baumgarten proposal for 

the carving on the exterior of the library 




3:50 V. Skilled Mental Health Nursing Facility 

Susan Pontious 

Approval of George Gonzalez' submittal of 
structural drawings and engineering 
calculations for Wu Xing Pavilion. 

3:55 VI. Market St. Art in Transit 

A) Eleanor Beaton, Rene Castro 

Request for approval of artwork for poster 
series by Rene Castro and Francisco X. 
Alarcon to be displayed on Gannett kiosks 

B) Eleanor Beaton, Lisa Scola; Thomas 
Prosek 

Request for approval of design for 
"Monument Marker" sculptures 

4:15 VII. Mission District Police Station 

Tonia Macneil 

Review of Gary Dwyer's revised proposal for 
framing and installation of 14 storeis. 

4:25 VIII. Fire Stations 24, 44 

Susan Pontious; Chris Bigelow 
Approval of art plan 

4:30 IX. Historical and Interpretive Signage 

Jill Manton 
Review of Image adjustments 

4:40 X. Millbrae Water Facility 

Tonia Macneil 
Presentation of project guidelines 

4:50 XI New Art Enrichment 

Jill Manton 
Courthouse at Polk and McAllister 

5:00 XII. Old Business 

5:05 XIII. New Business 

5:10 XIV. Adjournment 



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Commissioners Present : 

Anne Healy 

Aristedes Demetrios (departed after Item VII) 

Genny Lim (arrived during item II) 

Robert LaRocca (arrived during item II) 



MAYOR 

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Anne Hear/ 
'resident 

John Kriken 
vice President 

^Jancy Bechtle 
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Staff Present : 
Joanne Chow Winship 
Jill Manton 
Tonia Macneil 
Susan Pontious 
Eleanor Beaton 
Debra Lehane 

Item I was discussed for purposes of information only due to 
lack of quorum. 

I. Millbrae Water Facility 

Tonia Macneil provided information on new art enrichment at 
the Millbrae Water Facility. Three new buildings are planned 
and an existing headquarters building will be renovated. 
The art enrichment budget has not yet been determined but 
may be as high as $400,000. 

The project architect has expressed interest in having an 
artist on board for the conceptual development phase. 

Staff has met with the client and project architect and 
outlined potential art opportunities. The new Water Control 
Laboratory building and exterior open spaces are the most 
promising . The use of running water in an artistic 
solution was urged by the Water Department staff. 

Staff will conduct an open competition. Commissioner 
Demetrios expressed the need for an artist who is able to 
conceptualize art possibilities within the context of 
architectural development. Staff will actively recruit 
artist candidates who would be an appropriate match to the 
conceptual requirements of the project. 

Staff proposed that the artist selection be carried out in 
two phases. In the first phase an artist or artists team 
will work on conceptutal design level with the design/ 
engineering team. In the second phase, as defined by 
conceptual design, there will be additional opportunities 




for artist commissions and specific projects. 

Commissioner Demetrios voiced the need for planning so that 
mechanical costs associated with running water be allocated 
to the architecture rather than the art budget. 

Commissioner Demetrios will be the Commission liaison for 
this project. 

II. Airport 

There was no action on the the Airport Steering Committee's 
recommendation not to re-install the Freda Koblick sculpture 
"Night Sky" at SF International Airport. Freda Koblick was 
unable to attend the meeting and submitted a letter for the 
Committee's consideration. Ms Koblick 's lawyer has 
requested a chance to address the Committee next month. 

III. Consent Calendar 

ORDERED: Approval of the consent calendar with amendments 
to items A. and C. as follows: 

A. Authorization for the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into contract with Art in Construction, in the 
amount $125,000, to execute Ann Hamilton's artisan plaster 
wall in the New Main Library. 

B. Approval of honoraria payment of $100 each plus 
reimbursement of travel and per diem expenses to airport art 
consultant finalists Roger Berry, Bob Nugent, Marc Pally, 
and Buster Simpson. 

C. Approval of Terry 0. Wing, Flo Wong, Bonnie Ng, David 
Izu, Johanna Poethig, Martha Heavanston, and Commissioner 
Lim as panelists for Chinatown Park and Recreation Center, 

D. Approval of honoraria of $100 each to artists Robynn 
Smith, Brian Conery, Sarah Puckett, and Marc Heinrich for 
participation in Art Commission Gallery exhibition in June- 
July, 1993. 

Moved: Lim/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

IV. New Main Library 

Susan Pontious showed plans for Luther Baumgarten's 
commission which deals with the proportional relationship of 
text to a page using the model of the golden mean and takes 
the form of a 9 x 15 foot rectangular granite piece on the 
library's Grove Street exterior. The granite rectangle is 
currently shown by the architects as being three 5' x 9' 
panels because it was staff understanding from the quarry 
that the boulders from which the panels are cut will not 
accommodate a larger size. Susan Pontious expressed her 
concern about the manner in which the panel seam intersected 
the artist's drawing. She reported that she had sent the 



artist's drawing to the architects with an inquiry as to 
whether or not the panels could be cut large enough not to 
intersect the artist's design in such an awkward manner. 

V. Mental Health Facility 

Susan Pontious reported on developments with both the George 
Gonzalez and Hilda Shum Commissions. Gonzalez has completed 
his structural design for "Wu Xing Pavilion". However the 
project manager, Phyllis Harding, has rejected his design 
for the interior (which was previously approved by the Art 
Commission) because it does not meet her need for a potting 
shed and activity center, and has requested that the artist 
revise his design. Debra Lehane expressed concern that the 
site could be confused as a recreational space when it is a 
commissioned art project. Furthermore, costs associated 
with Oshpod review of the design have been posted to the art 
budget. 

Hilda Shum has been commissioned, and is under contract, to 
design three pieces, a hanging piece in the lobby, a light 
sculpture at the building entrance, and a series of column 
murals in the day rooms. Susan Pontious advised that Ms. 
Harding now favors commissioning a new artist for the lobby. 
The Director of Cultural Affairs has written a letter 
explaining that the Art Commission does not have the 
administrative funds or resources to commission another 
artist nor can we involve another artist and still meet the 
project design schedule. 

The Visual Arts Committee directed the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to write a letter to the Hospital Chief re-affirming 
that the design of the Gonzalez work "Wu Xing Pavilion" has 
been approved by the Art Commission, and that artist Shum is 
under contract for three pieces. The Committee also 
indicated that art enrichment funds should not be used to 
pay OSHPOD. 

VI. Market Street Art in Transit Program 

A. . Rene Castro/Francisco Alarcon poster project 
Rene Castro presented a series of seven new works created 
for the Market Street kiosks: "Twin Peaks", "The City", 
"yerba Buena", "Gold Mountain", "Market Street Blues", 
"Soother", "We're One". Francisco has written new poems in 
response to Market Street, and Rene has developed graphic 
images to complement the text. Eleanor Beaton raised the 
possibility of presenting some of the texts in Spanish. 
Commissioner Lim suggested that the text for the poem "Gold 
Mountain" be presented in Chinese characters. 

ORDERED: Approval of artwork by Rene Castro and Francisco 
X. Alarc'on for poster series on Market Street kiosks. 



Moved: Lim/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

B. Monument Markers 

Lisa Scola and Thomas Prosek presented their revised design 
for two sculptures to be temporarily installed on the Market 
Street sidewalk. Eleanor Beaton noted that Laura Riggs has 
withdrawn from the team. The sculptures will frame views to 
two landmarks: the Ferry Building and St. Mary's Cathedral. 
In the new design, viewing windows on all three sides of the 
sculpture have been replaced by binoculars. The artists 
presented a prototype of the binocular viewer and models of 
the sculpture showing the sheetmetal material covering. The 
artists also advised that the Monument Marker facing the 
Ferry Building does not provide a clear view to the 
landmark, but is obstructed by trees and signage, thus the 
viewing window would show a photograph of the monument 
rather than the real image. 

The Committee discussed the use of binoculars in the revised 
design and whether the effect would be forbidding rather 
than inviting to the passerby on the street. The artists 
were directed to consider another design approach, possibly 
using slits rather than projections. The Committee 
recommended that the artists make a fullscale model, placed 
on the street to see how it functions. The Committee also 
requested that the artists eliminate the Ferry Building 
monument because of the obscured view, and select an 
alternative monument where a clear vista can be attained. 
The artists budget should be re-evaluated for feasibility. 



VII. Mission Police Station 

Gail Wittwer showed several alternative presentation methods 
for the framing of "14 Stories". Commissioners favored the 
metallic silver frame, to evoke the reference to the story 
of dancing stars, and 20 point type with blue ink. 
Placement on the wall should be staggered. 

ORDERED: Approval of silver frames, text printed in 20 point 
type in blue ink, installed in staggered formation for 
presentation of "14 Stories" in Mission Police Station. 
Moved: Healy/Lim 

Vote: Ayes: Healy, Lim, Demetrios 
Nayes: LaRocca 

VIII. Firestations # 24, 44 

Susan Pontious showed the plans for the two firestations, 
and conveyed that the facades provide the only available 
site for artwork. The project architect has recommended 
that one artist be commissioned for both projects because of 



the limited budget of $17,000 for each project. Ms. 
Pontious noted however that the context and neighborhoods 
for each firestation is different. The Committee 
recommended commissioning two artists, one for each project 

Ms. Pontious also asked for approval of guest panelist 
Mildred Howard to serve on the panel for both projects. 

ORDERED: Approval of art plan for Firestations # 24 and 

#44 and for Mildred Howard to serve as panelist for both 

projects. 

Moved: LaRocca/Lim 

Vote: Unanimous 

IX. Historical and Interpretive Signage Project 

Jill Manton displayed a mock-up showing adjustments that 
have been made to the image of Fremont, which enlarge the 
face and increase the thickness of the lines. 

Commissioners discussed the historical approach to the 
project, and expressed strong feelings that there should be 
representations of more women and inclusion of historical 
elements to encompassed periods before and after the Gold 
Rush. The text and imagery for the North and King Street 
segments of the Embarcadero is still being prepared and 
these concerns will be taken into consideration. 

X. Courthouse at Polk and MacAllister. 

Jill Manton provided background on this new art enrichment 
project. The project is on a fast track schedule and to 
expedite the process, a number of artist opportunities have 
been identified by staff. These include: 

* bas relief on the entry doors 

* mosaic, terrazzzo work in the lobby 

* sculptural elements on the ceilings and in the stairways 

* fenestration 

* sculptural lighting or wall sconces 

* murals in courtrooms 

* artist working with architects on design of public spaces 

Commissioner Healy also suggested that possibilities for 
artist-designed furniture be considered. 

The project has a $750,000 budget. 

Ms. Manton recommended the following as panelists: Renny 
Pritikin, director of Visual Arts at Yerba Buena Center for 
the Arts; Amalia Mesa-Bains, former Art Commissioner; Keith 
Morrison, Dean of the S.F. Art Institute; Connie Lewallen, 
newly appointed to the Gerbode Foundation to coordinate a 
series of long term temporary public art projects; Linda 






Blumberg, Director of Capp Street Project. Commissioner 
Healy will serve as Commission liaison. A limited 
competition will be conducted for the first phase only, due 
to the fast-track nature of the project, so that an artist 
can be brought on board as a member of design team. All 
other competitions will be publicly announced. Panelists 
will be asked to nominate potential artist candidates. 

ORDERED: Approval to conduct a limited competition for the 
first phase of art enrichment for the new Courthouse 
building, to be followed by a second phase open competition, 
and approval of Renny Pritikin, Amalia Mesa-Bains Keith 
Morrison, Connie Lewallen, and Linda Blumberg as potential 
panelists . 

Moved: LaRocca/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

XI. Old Business 

Jill Manton reported that Curatorial Staff recently toured 
Moscone Center to consider options for art enrichment. 
Staff will prepare a report of their recommendations to be 
brought to the Visual Art Committee next month. 

ORDERS AND REPORTS: 

1. ORDERED: Approval of the following Consent Calendar 
Items : 

A. Authorization for the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into contract with Art in Construction, in 
the amount of $125,000, to execute Ann Hamilton's 
artisan plaster wall in the New Main Library. 

B. Approval of honoraria payment of $100 each plus 
reimbursement of travel and per diem expenses to 
airport art consultant finalists Roger Berry, Bob 
Nugent, Marc Pally, and Buster Simpson. 

C. Approval of Terry 0. Wing, Flo Wong, Bonnie Ng, 
David Izu, Johanna Poethig, Martha Heavanston and 
Commissioner Lim as panelists for Chinatown Park 
and Recreation Center. 

D. Approval of honoraria of $100 each to artists 
Robynn Smith, Brian Conery, Sarah Puckett, and Marc 
Heinrich for participation in Art Commission 
Gallery exhibition in June-July, 1993. 

2. ORDERED: Approval of artwork by Rene Castro and 
Francisco X. Alarcon for poster series on Market Street 
kiosks . 

Moved: Lim/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

3. ORDERED: Approval of silver frames, printed in 20 point 
type in blue ink, installed in staggered formation for 



presentation of "14 Stories" in Mission Police Station. 
Moved: Healy/Lim 

Vote: Ayes: Healy, Lim Demetrios 
Nayes : LaRocca 

4. ORDERED: Approval of art plan for Firestations # 24 and 
#44 and for Mildred Howard to serve as panelist for 
both projects. 

Moved: LaRocca/Lim 
Vote: Unanimous 

5. ORDERED: Approval to conduct a limited competition for 
the first phase of art enrichment for the new 
Courthouse building, to be followed by a second phase 
open competition, and approval of Renny Pritikin, 
Amalia Mesa-Bains, Keith Morrison, Connie Lewallen and 
Linda Blumberg as potential panelists. 

Moved: LaRocca/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 



Respectfully Submitted: 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 1993 

3:00 P.M. 

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R EVISED AGENDA 

Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing 
an information card and giving it to the Committee 
Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 

3:00 I . Consent Calendar 

A. Approval of application guidelines 
and budget of $100,000 for Market 
Street Art in Transit Program Cycle 
Three. 

B. Approval of Nayland Blake as a 
selection panelist for the General 
Hospital Garden Project. 

C. Approval of the relocation, at the 
expense of the Water Department, of 
the sculpture by Joe Slusky titled 
Calypso from the Millbrae Offices to 
the lobby of the Ozone Generators 
Plant at the San Andreas Water 
Treatment Facility. 




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3:40 III 



D. Approval of mural designs by Johanna 
Poethig . 

Main Library 

Susan Pontious, Ann Hamilton, Kathy Page 
and Nancy Musser 

A. Presentation of artists' revised 
proposal for the diagonal core wall 
of the library. 

B. Report on the status of Lothar 
Baumgarten's proposal. 

Airport 

Susan Pontious, Debra Lehane , David 

Tucker 

A. Approval of Airport Art Steering 
Committee's recommendation not to 
re-install Freda Koblick's 
sculpture, "Night Sky" into the 
rotunda area of the North Terminal. 



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B. Approval of Roger Berry as the 

artist who will work with staff and 
the Airport Art Steering Committee 
to develop a masterplan for the 
airport art program. 

4:00 IV. New Sheriff's Facility 

Susan Pontious 

Approval of Carl Cheng's design for 
security screens for the atriums. 

4:10 V. Art Commission Gallery 

Jason Tannen 

Approval of the Art commission Gallery 
1993-1994 Exhibition Calendar. 

4:30 VI. Market Street 

Eleanor Beaton 

A. Approval of Artwork by Su-Chen Hung 
and Gigi Janchang for a poster 
series on the Gannet kiosks. 

B. Presentation of revised model of 
"Monument Markers" by Lisa Scola and 
Thomas Prosek. 

4:45 VII. Muni Metro Traffic Islands 

Jill Manton 
Approval of new project guidelines. 

5:00 VIII. Moscone Convention Center 

Jill Manton, Tonia Macneil 
Phase II start up. 

5:15 IX. Old Business 

X. New Business 

XI . Adjournment 




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Commissioners Present: 
Anne Healy 
Aris De me trios 
Robert LaRocca 
Genny Lim 



Staff Present: 
Jiii Manton 
Tonia Macneii 
Susan Pontious 
Debra Lehane 



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1 . Consent Calendar 

A. Approval of application guidelines and budget 
of $100,000 for Market Street Art in Transit 
Program Cycle Three. 




B. Approval of Nayland Blake as a selection 
panelist for the General Hospital Garden 
Project . 

C. Approval of the relocation, at the expense of 
the Water Department, of the sculpture by Joe 
Slusky titled Calypso from the Millbrae 
Offices to the lobby of the Ozone Generators 
Plant at the San Andreas Water Treatment 
Facility . 

D. Approval of Mural Designs by Johanna Poethig 
for 222 Leavenworth Street and De Aviia 
School . 

ORDERED: Approval of the Consent Calendar 

MOVED: Commissioner LaRocca 
SECONDED: Commissioner Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

II. Main Library/Report on Status of Lothar Baumgarten 
Project 

Susan Pontious reported that she has been working 
with Lothar Baumgarten and the staff of Pei, Fried 
and Cobb to resolve issues regarding the Zimbabwe 
Black Granite which will be carved with the 
artist's design. They have been unable to locate 
vendors to produce a single slab of stone to 
accommodate the entire design. The size of the 



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stone is limited by the cutting and finishing 
equipment available, as a result there will be two 
1/8" horizontal seams interfering with the proposed 
design . 

The Committee agreed that the division of the 
drawing by the panel seams was not acceptable, and 
directed that the artist had two options: 1) locate 
a larger stone and a finisher who could handle it; 
or 2 ) reconfigure the drawing to accomodate the 
necessary seams. 

III. Main Library/Revised Proposal by Anne Hamilton for 
Diagonal Core Wall 

Anne Hamilton presented samples of annotated cards 
from the card catalog which will form the surface 
of diagonal core wall. The card catalog is being 
replaced by a computer catalog. Quotations from 
the sited books will be hand-written on each 
catalog card, recalling the intimate experience of 
the reader with the book. The annotated cards, 
which will be imbedded in a surface of plaster, 
will preserve the use of the human hand and the 
marks of individual vs. mechanical reproduction. 

Nancy Musser, Chief Librarian, and Kathy Page 
indicated their support of the artist's concept. 
The library staff wiii be involved in selecting the 
books and quotations. 

ORDERED: Approval of revised proposal by Anne 
Hamilton for the Diagonal Core Wall of the new 
Wain Library which utilizes annotated cards 
from the card catalogs imbedded in artisan 
plaster . 

MOVED: Commissioner Demetrios 
SECONDED: Commissioner LaKocca 
VOTE: Unanimous 

IV. Airport/Freda Koblick Sculpture 

Debra Lehane distributed a staff report which had 
been reviewed and approved by artist Freda Koblick. 
The staff report was a summary of the terms 
discussed by Debra Lehane and Commissioner 
Demetrios with Freda Koblick concerning the removal 
of her piece Night Sky from the United Hub area of 
the north terminal of the airport and the Airport 



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Steering Commiteee's recommendation not to re- 
install the piece at the airport. See resolution 
for the specific terms of the agreement. The 
Airport must approve the agreement and provide 
funding for the marketing materials, the 
cleaning/restoration of Night Sky, staff's time to 
oversee the project and purchase of the proposed 
acquisition if accepted. The artist will be asked 
to sign a statement releasing the Art Commission 
from any future legal action concerning Night Sky 
if the terms are foLlowed by the Art Commission. 

ORDERED: Approval of the following terms of 
agreement with the artist Fred Koblick: 

1 ) The Art, Commission will provide 
photographic and written documentation 
approved by the artist of Night Sky, for 
installion near the previous location of 
the art work. 

2) The Art Commission will make a good 
faith effort to find a suitable public 
location for Night Sky in the Bay Area. 

3) Night Sky will be cleaned and 
restored before marketing the piece. 

4) An alternate work by Freda Koblick 
will be presented to the Airport Steering 
Committee and the Visual Art Committee 
for possibie acquisition. 

Approval of the terms are contingent upon 
approval and funding by the Airport Art 
Steering Committee and upon Freda Koblick 
signing a release of the Art Commission 
from any future claims in relation to 
Night Sky. 

MOVED: Commissioner Demetrios 
SECONDED: Commissioner LaRocca 
VOTE: Unanimous 

V. Airport/Airport Art Master Plan 

Susan Pontious requested that the Committee approve 
the Airport Steering Committee's recommendation of 
artist Roger Berry to work on the art master plan 
for the Airport Expansion. 



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ORDERED: Approval of designs by Carl Cheng 
for security screens in the atrium spaces of 
the new Sheriff's Facility. 

MOVED: Commissioner Lim 
SECONDED: Commissioner Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

VII. Art Commission Gallery 

Jason Tannen presented the calender of exhibitions 
for the 199 3-1994 year. The exhibitions were 
primarily developed through an open call for 
proposals. 249 proposals were made by 382 artists, 
of which 31 proposals were selected, for a total of 
12% of those svibmitted. 

The schedule includes 5 to 6-week visual art 
exhibitions, interspersed with short-term exhibits 
and events including a temporary artists store in 
cooperation with the Street Artists Program and 
relating to other city events and institutions 
including the San Francisco Fair, the Jazz Festival 
and a collaboration with the Mexican Museum. The 
Committee suggested a show of public art maquettes 
during the August 1994 Sculpture Conference. 

ORDERED: Approval of the schedule of exhibits 
for the 1993-1994 calendar year, with the 
inclusion of a maquette show during the August 
1994 Sculpture Conference, and contingent upon 
a discussion of the word "Mentor" in the title 
of the May 5-June 11 1994 Chain Reaction show. 

MOVED: Commissioner Healy 
SECONDED: Commissioner LaRocca 
VOTE: Unanimous 

VIII. Market Street /Poster Series: Su-Chen Hung and Gigi 
Janchang 

Su-Chen Hung presented the photographic images and 
text proposed for the next poster series. Text 
will be superimposed on the images, in contrasting 
values. The Committee expressed concern over the 
ability to read super-imposed type, and the 
readability of the titles, and requested a mockup 
of both vertical and horizontal formats. 



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IX. Market Street/Monument Marker 

Lisa Scola and Thomas Prosek returned to the 
Committee to present a full-scale mock-up of their 
proposal for a sculpture from which to view 
prominent city landmarks from Market Street. Jill 
Manton asked the Commissioners to review the 
proposal after considering the issues identified in 
the staff report. The first viewing site will 
focus on St. Mary's Cathedral; after six months, 
the sculpture may be relocated and directed toward 
the Chinatown Gate. 

The steel plate kiosk and its location must still 
be reviewed and approved by ISCOT, and additional 
funds may be required to obtain a use permit. 

ORDERED: Approval of design by Lisa Scola and 
Thomas Prosek for a monument marker to be 
located temporarily on Market Street. 

MOVED: Commissioner Lim 
SECONDED: Commissioner Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

X. Muni Metro Traffic Islands/New Project 

Jill Manton reported that the Commission has been 
invited by Muni to provide art work for two new 
boarding islands planned for the "M" Line on 19th 
Avenue. Manton proposed that the San Francisco 
State University Art Department be involved in the 
project, as the boarding islands are near the 
University. Professors Leonard Hunter and Sheila 
Ghidini will work with students to design lighting, 
canopies, seating, shelters, fence treatments, etc. 
The designs will be implemented by Muni. Staff is 
currently drafting a budget to include design fees 
and administration costs. 

ORDERED: Approval of project guidelines, 
including the concept of working with 
professors and students of San Francisco State 
on the design of boarding islands for the Muni 
"M" line. 

MOVED: Commissioner Mealy 
SECONDED: Commissioner LaRocca 
VOTE : Unani mous 



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XI . Moscone Convention Center 

Jill Manton presented the recommendation of the 
Public Art Program regarding the location and focus 
of additional art work for Moscone Convention 
Center. Two sites were proposed: the marquee on 
the exterior of the new Moscone North lobby and 
possibly other parts of Howard Street and the west- 
facing terrace of the Esplanade Ballroom. 
Commissioners requested a tour of the Moscone site 
before discussing any of the recommendations. 

XII. Old Business. 

A. Market Street/People Feeder 

Jill Manton reported on the progress of this 
project and referred to Eleanor Beaton's staff 
report on this item. Apart from a very minor design 
change for structural purposes, Jill apprised the 
Commissioners of some of the potential obstacles 
facing the implementation of the project. She 
called upon the Commissioners for their support and 
assistance in the future if a meeting is scheduled 
to discuss this with some of the Market Street 
organizations . 

Commissioner Demetrios expressed his concern that 
while he supported a project like this, he wanted 
to be certain that it did not consume an inordinate 
amount of staff time. 

B. Richmond Recreation Center 

Jill Manton reported that both she and Commissioner 
Demetrios had recently attended a meeting with 
artist Seyed Alavi and architects Bob Marquis and 
Hal Brandes. Seyed has selected a particular site 
on which he will focus and this has met with the 
basic agreement of the architects. The site is the 
pathway that leads from the parking lot to the 
building entry. A meeting will soon be scheduled 
with the landscape architect at which time the 
artist will communicate and visually express some 
of his conceptual ideas for this area. The 
Commissioners directed staff to carefully monitor 
the project and asked that staff be present at as 
many artist/architect meetings as possible. 



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C. Promenade Ribbon/North Embarcadero 
Jill Manton reported that the project's deficit 
would be somewhat reduced because of an 
architectural credit for the concrete, gravel and 
fill that would have been required if the ribbon 
were not part of the project. In addition, the 
ISTEA grant will also greatly contribute to the 
reduction of our deficit. She reported that she is 
continuing to work closely with the staff of the 
WTP to identify any and all options regarding the 
implementation of the project. 



REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. ORDERED: Approval of the following Consent 
Calendar items: 

A. Approval of application guidelines and budget 
of $100,000 for Market Street Art in Transit 
Program Cycle Three. 

B. Approval of Nayland Blake as a selection 
panelist for the General Hospital Garden 
Project . 

C. Approval of the relocation, at the expense of 
the Water Department, of the sculpture by Joe 
Slusky titled Calypso form the Millbrae Offices to 
the lobby of the Ozone Generators Plant at the San 
Andreas Water Treatment Facility. 

D. Approval of Mural Designs by Johanna Poethig 
for 222 Leavenworth Street and De Avila School. 
MOVED/ SECONDED: LaRocca/Demetrios 

VOTE: Unanimous 

2. ORDERED: Approval of revised proposal by Anne 
Hamilton for the Diagonal Core Wall of the new Main 
Library utilizing annotated cards from the card catalogs 
imbedded in artisan plaster. 

MOVED/ SECONDED: Demetr ios/LaRocca 
VOTE: Unanimous 

3. ORDERED: Approval of the following terms of 
agreement with the artist Fred KobLick: 

1 ) The Art Commission wil I provide 
photographic and written documentation 



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approved by the artist of Night Sky, for 
install ion near the previous location of 
the art work. 

2 ) The Art Commission will make a good 
faith effort to find a suitable public 
location for Night Sky in the Bay Area. 

3 ) Night Sky will be cleaned and 
restored before marketing the piece. 

4) An alternate work by Freda Koblick 
will be presented to the Airport Steering 
Committee and the Visual Art Committee 
for possible acquisition. 

Approval of the terms are contingent upon approval and 
funding by the Airport Art Steering Committee and upon 
Freda Koblick signing a release of the Art Commission 
from any future claims in relation to Night Sky. 

MOVED/SECONDED: Demetrios/LaRocca 

VOTE: Unanimous 

4. ORDERED: Approval of Roger Berry to work in 
collaboration with other artists, staff and the Airport 
Arts Steering Committee on the master plan of the New 
Terminal. Additional consultants hired by Berry will be 
paid out of his expense budget. In selecting outside 
consultants, consideration should be given to the 3 
other artists who were finalists for Berry's position. 

MOVED/SECONDED: Healy/Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

5. ORDERED: Approval to pay a consulting fee to Roger 
Berry to assist in the assessment of the South Terminal 
Collection. Amount to be determined by staff. 

MOVED/SECONDED: Demetr ios/Healy 
VOTE: Unanimous 

6. ORDERED: Approval of designs by Carl Cheng for 
security screens in the atrium spaces of the new 
Sheriff's Facility. 

MOVED/ SECONDED: Lim/Deme trios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

7. ORDERED: Approval of the schedule of exhibitions 
for the 1993-1994 calendar year, with the inclusion of a 
maquette show during the August, 1994 sculpture 



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conference, and contingent upon a discussion of the word 
"Mentor" in the title of the May 5-June 11 1994 Chain 
Reaction show. 

MOVED/SECONDED: Healy/LaRocca 

VOTE: Unanimous 

8. ORDERED: Approval of design by Lisa Scola and 
Thomas Prosek for a monument marker to be located 
temporarily on Market Street. 

MOVED/SECONDED: Lim/Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

9. ORDERED: Approval of project guidelines for a new 
public art project, including the concept of working 
with professors and students of San Francisco State on 
the design of boarding islands for the Muni "M" line. 

MOVED/SECONDED: Healy/LaRocca 
VOTE: Unanimous 




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Tonia Macneil 

Curator, Public Art Program 

June 16, 1993 



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DOC' IMFMTR PFPT. 

JUL 1 9 1993 

3AN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE .MEETING 



W EDN ES DA Y , JUL Y 21, 1993 . 
3: 00 "P.M." 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE, SUITE 70 

Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing 
an information card and giving it to the Committee 
Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 



3 :00 



I. Consent Calendar 

A. Approval to pay Mildred Howard $50 
per 1/2 day of service as a 
selection panelist for Fire Stations 
#24 and #44. 



B. Approval of 1) Jaap Bongers, 
Elizabeth Raybee , Elizabeth Saitos, 
Horace Washington and the team of 
Regina Jepson and Rennea Losada, as 
finalists for Fire Stations #24 and 
#44 and 2 ) approval to pay each a 
$250 honorarium for site proposals. 

C. Approval of Secession Gallery 
exhibition "On Route". 




D. Approval of mural projects proposed 
by Susan Cervantes and Miranda 
Bergman : 

1. 6th Street Sunnyside Hotel. 

2. San Francisco Women's Building. 

3. Rafael Weil School. 

E. Approval of Chinatown Youth Center 
Mural designed by Dennis Tanajuchi 
of Japan Arts Media, of the North 
Beach Housing Project. 

F. Approval of grant to Mural Resource 
Center to administer a Mural Project 
for Embarcadero Construction Fence, 
contingent upon receipt of funding 
from the PUC . 



City and County of 
San Francisco 



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G. Approval to apply, accept and expend 
funds from ISTEA for the Embarcadero 
Signage Project. 

H. Acceptance of "Spine", by 

Christopher Sproat into the Civic 
Art Collection and authorization to 
make final payment to the artist on 
contract #2820018. 

I. Approval of either Ann Chamberlain, 
Julianne Frizzell or Marsha Tanner 
as a selection panelist for the 
Hospital Garden Project. 

J. Approval of Donna Graves and either 
Lorraine Garcia-Nakada , Karen 
Tsugimoto, Stephen Nash, Larry 
Andrews or Peter Rodriguez as 
selection panelists for the Millbrae 
Water Facility. 

3:10 II. Sheriff's Facility 

Susan Pontious, Vicki Scuri , Lt . Michael 
LaVigne 

A. Approval of Vicki Scuri ' s seating 
design for the new Sheriff's 

f aci .1 i ty . 

B. Approval of an increase of Vicki 
Scuri ' s current contract #2810010 by 
$7,580 to cover seating design fee 
and fabric costs , for a total 
contract amount of $23,200. 

C. Authorization to the Director to 
enter into contract with Vicki Scuri 
for $20,800 to fabricate and deliver 
artist-designed seating for the 
Sheriff's facility. 

3:30 III. Hospital Garden Project 

Susan Pontious 

Request appointment of VAC liaison 
to Selection Panel. 



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IV. Market Street 
EJeanor Beaton 

A. Approval of revised project proposal 
for Susan Steinman project: "Urban 
Apple Orchard" . 

B. Approval of Su-Chen Hung/Gigi 
Janchang poster design for Gannett 
kiosks. 



3 : 50 



V. Taraval Police Station 

Tonia Macneil , Gary Hoy 

Approval of revised proposal by Arthur 

Gonza I ez . 



4 :0() 



VI. 5th and Mission Parking Garage 

Tonia Macnei 1 

ApprovaJ of final design of glass panels 

by Narcissus Quagliata 



4:05 



VII. Moscone Convention Center 
Jill Manton, Tonia Macneil 

Presentation of site profile, discussion 
of site and program possibilities and 
timeline . 



4 :20 



VI I I. New Courthouse Project 

Jill Manton 

Progress report. Approval of additional 

jurors. 



4 :30 



IX. Embarcadero Gateway 

Jill Manton 

Project status report, discussion. 



4:40 



X. Muni "M" Line 

Jill Manton 

Discussion re: project status. 



XI 



New Business 



4:45 



International Sculpture Conference 

Discussion of Commission role. 



5: 15 



Sculpture Master Plan 

Discussion 



5:45 



XII. Adjournment 



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SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 
Accessible Meeting Policy 



L. Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee 
Meetings of th* Art Commission will be held at 25 
Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70, San Francisco, 
California. Twenty Five Van Ness is located on the 
corner of Oak and Van Ness. Suite 70, basement 
level, can be accessed by the two main elevators in 
the lobby of the building. 

2. The closest accessible BART Station is the Civic 
Center Station located at the intersection of 
Market, Hyde and Grove Street. Accessible MUNI 
Metro lines serving this location are the J,K,L,M, 
and N which stop at Van Ness Avenue and Market 
Street, one-half block from the Art Commission 
offices. Accessible MUNI lines serving the corner 
of Van Ness and Market are 9,26, and 42. For more 
information regarding MUNI accessible services, 
please call (415) 923-6142. 

3. American sign language interpreters and/or a sound 
enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the 
Community Arts and Education Program at 

(415) 554-9671 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. 
Late requests will be honored in possible. 

4. To allow individuals with environmental illness or 
multiple chemical sensitivity to attend any 
meetings, individuals are requested to refrain from 
wearing perfume or other scented products. 

5. Accessible curbside parking has been designated on 
Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin 
Street. 

6. Accessible seating for persons with disabilities 
(including those using wheelchairs) will be 
available. ' 



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DATE: 
TO: 



STAFF REPORT 
FIRE STATIONS 24 AND 44 

July 7, 1993 

Visual Arts Committee 



FROM: 



Susan Pontious 



RE: 



Selection of finalists for Fire Stations #24 
and #44. 



The Selection Panel (Chief Jim Lynch, Phil Sowers from 
B.O.A., and Mildred Howard) reviewed the applicants and 
selected five finalists for the two stations. They are as 
follows: Jaap Bongers; the team of Regina Jepsen and Rennea 
Losada; Elizabeth Raybee; Elizabeth Saltos, and Horace 
Washington . 



The art enrichment opportunity, (a f 
apparatus door) for both sites is vi 
stations are in residential neighbor 
in Visitation Valley and #24 is in u 
finalists will be asked to develop o 
This is because the physical peramet 
so similar, an artist could develop 
minor adjustments, would be suitable 
However, given the difference in the 
neighborhoods, an artists may want t 
specific to each station. 



rieze area above the 
rtually identical. Both 
hoods. Station #44 is 
pper Noe Valley. The 
ne or two proposals. 
ers of the two sites are 
one design that, with 

for either location. 

character of the two 
o make a proposal 



Requested Action: Approval of Jaap Bongers, the team of 
Regina Jepsen and Rennea Losada, Elizabeth Raybee, Elizabeth 
Saltos, and Horace Washington as finalists for Fire Stations 
24 and 44, and authorization to pay each finalist an 
honorarium of $250. 



SECESSION GALLERY 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Contact: Chris Komater 415-641-4967 



SECESSION GALLERY ANNOUNCES UPCOMING ART EXHIBITION 

AUGUST 15 — SEPTEMBER 1 1 

At locations along the 19 Polk bus route in San Francisco. 

"Memory is a sort of anti-museum: it is not localizable." 

— Michel de Certau, The Practice of Everyday Life 

The Secession Gallery has commissioned artists to design site-specific art installations 
and performances to be located along the 19 Polk Street bus line in San Francisco. 
The artists will create works at private and public locations which uncover the hidden 
history of San Francisco. The locations will be mapped for viewers to visit using the 1 9 
Polk bus as the primary means of transport. They will be on view from August 15 to 
September 1 1 . 

The 19 Polk bus route stretches from Aquatic Park to Hunter's Point. It winds through 
Russian Hill, Chinatown, Civic Center, and on to South of Market and Potrero Hill. The 
bus traverses the ethnic, cultural and economic diversity of San Francisco's 
neighborhoods. The exhibition 'space' will be defined by this route. A map of the 
show will be available at each location and on the bus. The viewer will experience the 
daily life of mass transit on the city's surface and the history, memories and stories 
which exist along the way. 

The gallery will announce the participating artists and locations in early July. 



The SECESSION GALLERY of Son Fronc isco is o non-profit oris orgonizolion dedicated to promoting the work ond ideas of emerging orlists. The Gollery 
selects public ond pr'rvote locations ond invites ortisls to create woik related specifically to each venue Through its diverse piogiamming, the Gallery promotes o unique 
interchange between artist ond viewer. The art is taken out of the traditional gallery space to promote community involvement. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS, Roy Bddnef, Jukt BlankeniV Mort Bieil Von temper.. Un itioihi. Conne Norm, (*g> lonchong. (tim Komolei, Paulo levin*, Richard Plneooi. Rebecca Snydec, Kerry Vondei 
Meet, leslie Viiceni 

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STAFF REPORT 



DATE: July 15, 1993 

PROJECT MANAGER: Tonia Macneil ' I 

PROJECT: Millbrae Water Facility 

BUDGET: $150,000 

The Visual Art Committee approved guidelines for the 
selection of an artist for the Millbrae Water Facility in 
May of 1993. 

The project has been advertised, and there is an 
enthusiastic response so far. Commissioner Demetrios has 
met with the architects and staff of UEB, and established a 
rapport which bodes well for a cooperative working 
relationship throughout the project. 

The selection panel will meet in mid-September to review 
slides of applicants, following which a short list of 
artists will be invited for a site visit and interviews. 

Three outside experts will be invited to participate on the 
selection panel, in addition to Commissioner Demetrios, a 
representative of the UEB. 

The proposed jurors are: 

Donna Graves, former director of Power of Place in Los 
Angeles and current director of Public Art Works. 

Lorraine Garcia-Nakada , artist, former arts administrator, 
California Arts Council, currently education consultant for 
Center for the Arts, YBC . 

Karen Tsujimoto, associate curator, Oakland Art Museum 

Stephen Nash, sculpture curator, SFMOMA 

Larry Andrews, video installation artist, artist on the 
design team for the Children's Center at Yerba Buena Gardens 

Peter Rodriguez, sculptor, founder of the Mexican Museum, 
former Art Commissioner. 



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DATE: 
TO: 
FROM: 
RE: 



STAFF REPORT 
NEW SHERIFF'S FACILITY 

July 7, 1993 

Visual Arts Committee 

Susan Pontious 

Vicki Scuri's design for Lobby Seating 



Background: Vicki Scuri's design for the plaza and lobby 
of the new Sheriff's facility includes seating elements. At 
the client's request, final design of these elements was not 
completed until the lobby was actually constructed so that 
all the parties could have a better understanding of that 
space . 

The artist has now completed her seating design, which has 
been reviewed and approved by Lt. Michael LaVigne from the 
Sheriff's Dept. The artist's design provides visitor- 
seating, and meets the client's needs for security and 
adequate circulation space. The selected fabric meets all 
the client's specifications for durability. 

The seating fabricator is a Marco, a custom furniture firm 
in the City. Buddy Rhodes, who is fabricating the paving 
elements for the lobby and plaza, will fabricate matching 
"feet" for the seating elements. 

The budget for the all the plaza and lobby elements, 
including the seating, has already been approved by the 
Comma ss i on . 

Requested Action: 

1 ) Approval of the final seating design 

2) Approval to increase the artist's current contract by 
$7,580 to cover the artist's design tecs for the 
seating and the fabric cost ( the fabric must be 
ordered immediately and ima to be paid for upon 

de livery ) . 

3) Authorization for the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter- into contract for $23,200 with Vicki Scuri to 
fabricate and deliver the seating elements. 



HE. 



7 July 1993 



TO: The Honorable Members of the Visual Arts Committee 
FR : Eleanor Beaton 

RE: MOTION TO APPROVE REVISED PROJECT PROPOSAL FOR 
SUSAN STEINMAN'S URBAN APPLE ORCHARD 

Project: Temporary apple orchard pf antique varietal s 
Artist: Susan Leibovitz Steinman 
Budget: $10,000 



Susan Steinman was commissioned for Market Street Program 
Cycle 2; her original proposal planned for the project to 
take place on upper market underneath the freeway. Before 
the selection Panel meeting, however, I was advised of a 
conflict with Caltrans' schedule for retrofitting the 
freeway. The Selection Panel asked me to work with the 
artist to find another site for the orchard. 

Susan and I looked all along Market Street for open space 
locations that might accommodate the project. The most 
viable option seems to be a space at the foot of Market 
Street between Justin Herman Plaza and the Ferry Building. 
This area is under Port jurisdiction. We have approached 
the Port about permission to use this site, noting that 
potted trees already exist here, and set a precedent for 
vegetation. The Port asked us to keep in mind the design 
guidelines established by Sasaki for the waterfront area (in 
sum: bold, simple, utilitarian) and to respect the 
ceremonial and dignified presence of the Ferry Building in 
the urban landscape. 

Mindful of this, Susan has prepared a revised proposal, copy 
enclosed. She will make a presentation and show diagrams to 
you at the July 21 meeting. 



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STAFF REPORT 

DATE: July 7, 1993 
PROJECT MANAGER: Tonia Macneil 
PROJECT: Taraval Poli.ce Station 
ARTIST: Arthur Gonzalez 



BUDGET 



$20,000 



The final proposal for a work of art in the lobby of the 
Taraval Station by ceramic artist Arthur Gonzalez was 
approved by this Committee and the Art Commission in April 
of 1993. 

However, during a follow-up meeting between the artist, the 
architect and the police planning representative, Captain 
Tom Suttmeier, it bacame apparent that additional 
modifications were warranted. 

Upon further analysis of the actual space available, it was 
agreed by all parties that the art work would overwhelm the 
lobby. The artist has therefore proposed reducing the scale 
and impact of the world map and substantially revising the 
proposal for the remainder of the room. 

Site elevations, a prototype and drawing will be presented 
to the committee for review. 



ACTION REQUESTED: 

Approval of Arthur Gonzalez' revised proposal for the public 

lobby of Taraval Police Station. 



July 7, 1993 

The Honorable Members of the Visual Arts Committee 



Jill Man ton 



Date 

To: 

From 



Re: Status of Mark di Suvero's Project 

i 

Commissioners : 




We've encountered a major obstacle i 
bonding requirement for Mark di Suve 
requirement comes into effect on all 
in excess of $25,000. Mark has made 
to obtain the required bond. All of 
with whom he has spoken will not pro 
because Mark is not a licensed contr 
one company who was willing to provi 
will not accept a bond from this ent 
currently engaged in litigation with 
regarding a Port project. In additio 
requirement, in order to obtain a bo 
prove that she or he has assets in t 
This generally means that an account 
detailed financial statement which i 
than $1,000 to produce. Mark has no 
asset requirement because he owns a 
obtain the bond. 



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Keith Grand, the City's Risk Manager had directed me to 
obtain an opinion from our City Attorney as to whether a 
sculpture project is in fact a "public works construction 
project?" He himself has some doubt about this definition 
but said it is really the purview of the City Attorney. Kate 
Stacy, our city attorney insists that the provision must 
remain in the contract but said that the Commission might 
consider waiving the requirement. This is a situation that 
will effect many artists most of whom will not have the 
liquid assets of Mark diSuvero. 



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suppliers for the work done, then this may be a way to 
resolve this situation in Mark's case and for future artists 
doing projects in excess of $25,000. 



July 7, 1993 

The Honorable Members of the Visual Arts Committee 



Jill Mantorj y y 



Date: 

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Re: New Muni M Line Project 

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Dear Commissioners: 




Last month you enthusiastically supported the concept of 
having SF State University art professors Sheila Ghidini and 
Leonard Hunter work with selected students to design the 
platform amenities for Lwo M line boarding islands. 

already begun work and will conduct a 
local community this Friday evening. 
n negotiations with Muni for artist and 
ees. Once this issue is resolved, it will 
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Commission. As a temporary remedy, I would 
reliminary payment to each of the artists to 
nses and time. For this purpose, the Public 
established a revolving fund which can 
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to each of the artists in the amount of $1,500 which will be 
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Fine Arts Museums 

Library Commission 

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Commissioners Present: 
Anne Healy 
Aristedes Demetrios 
Robert LaRocca 

Staff Present : 
Eleanor Beaton 
Jill Manton 
Tonia Macneil 
Debra Lehane 
Joanne Chow Winship 

I . Consent Calendar 

Ordered: Amend consent calendar items I and J to include 

honorarium payment of $50 per half day. 



Moved : 
Vote: 

Ordered : 
items: 



Demetrios/ LaRocca 
Unanimous 

Approval of the following Consent Calendar 

A. Approval to pay Mildred Howard $50 per 1/2 
day of service as a selection panelist for 
Fire Stations #24 and #44. 



programs 

Civic Art Coleection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

> Symphony Concerts 

Pueuic Art Program 



ereet Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415.252.2581 



Commission Gallery 

155 Grove Street 

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B. Approval of 1) Jaap Bongers, Elizabeth 
Raybee, Elizabeth Saltos, Horace Washington 
and the team of Regina Jepson and Rennea 
Losada, as finalists for Fire Stations #24 
and #44 and 2 ) approval to pay each a $250 
honorarium for site proposals. 

C. Approval of Secession Gallery 
exhibition "On Route". 

D. Approval of mural projects proposed 
by Susan Cervantes and Miranda 
Bergman : 

1. 6th Street Sunnyside Hotel. 

2. San Francisco Women's Building. 

3. Rafael Weil School. 



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E. Approval of Chinatown Youth Center Mural 
designed by Dennis Tanajuchi of Japan Arts 
Media, of the North Beach Housing Project. 

F. Approval of grant to Mural Resource 
Center to administer a Mural Project 
for Embarcadero Construction Fence, 
contingent upon receipt of funding 
from the PUC . 

G. Approval to apply, accept and expend 
funds from ISTEA for the Embarcadero 
Signage Project. 

H. Acceptance of "Spine", by Christopher 

Sproat into the Civic Art Collection and 
authorization to make final payment to the 
artist on contract #2820018. 

I. Approval of either Ann Chamberlain, 

Julianne Frizzell or Marsha Tanner as a 
selection panelist for the Hospital Garden 
Project and payment of honorarium of $50 
per half day. 

J. Approval of Donna Graves and either 

Lorraine Garc ia-Nakada , Karen Tsujimoto, 
Stephen Nash, Larry Andrews or Peter 
Rodriguez as selection panelists for the 
Millbrae Water Facility and payment of 
honorarium of $50 per half day. 

Moved: LaRocca/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

II. Sheriff's Facility 

Vicki Scuri presented a model of her revised seating 
design for the lobby of the Sheriff's Facility. This 
design provides better circulation, addresses safety 
concerns, and adds landscaping elements. The revised 
design has been approved by Sheriff LaVigne. 

ORDERED: Approval of Vicki Scuri 's seating design for the 
new Sheriff's Facility. 
Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval of an increase of Vicki Scuri ' s current 
contract #2810010 by $7,580 to cover seating design fee 
and fabric costs , for a total contract amount of $23,200. 
Moved: Healy/LaRocca 



Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED : Authorization to the Director to enter into 

contract with Vicki Scuri for $20,800 to fabricate and 

deliver artist-designed seating for the Sheriff's 

f acil ity . 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 

Vote: Unanimous 

III. Hospital Garden Project 

Jill Manton informed the Committee that the project may 
not go forth although the commission has been publicly 
advertised and proposals have been received. The Bureau 
of Architecture has now questioned whether the hospital 
renovation is exempt from percent-f o r-art participation; 
in addition, the federal funding source for the 
construction may prohibit funding art enrichment. The 
matter has been taken to the City Attorney for resolution. 
Should art enrichment proceed, a Commission liaison will 
be needed . 

ORDERED: Appointment of Commissioner LaRocca as 
Commission liaison for the Hospital Garden Project. 
Moved: Healy/Demetr ios 
Vote: Unanimous 

IV. Market Street Art in Transit 

A. "Urban Apple Orchard" 

Eleanor Beaton and Susan Steinman presented the artist's 
revised proposal concept for a temporary orchard of 
antique apples to be placed in the open space between the 
foot of Market Street and the Ferry Building. The Port, 
which has jurisdiction over this area, has indicated 
willingness to consider this installation, provided that 
the Sasaki design guidelines for the Embarcadero are 
adhered to. 

Commissioners were concerned about the planting layout and 
requested a model so that they can examine spacing and 
massing of the landscape elements. Concern for the 
viability of the apple trees in the waterfront environment 
was also expressed. 

ORDERED: Approval of revised proposal concept for "Urban 

Apple Orchard", provisional upon submission of a model, a 

photograph of the existing trees, and a detailed 

maintenance plan. 

Moved: Healy/Demetrios 

Vote: Unanimous 

B. Su-chen Hung/Gigi Janchang Poster Design 



The artists displayed revised mock-ups which show text of 
the posters. 

ORDERED: Approval of poster design by Su-Chen Hung and 

Gigi Janchang . 

Moved: Demetrios/LaRocca 

Vote: Unanimous 

V. Taraval Police Station 

City architect Gary Hoy explained that artist Arthur 
Gonzalez' previously approved design for two 12 foot 
ceramic relief murals to be displayed on both lobby walls 
had seemed overpowering. As a result, the artist 
proposed reducing the scale of the murals and creating a 
frieze 12" deep and 21' long circulating the lobby. The 
theme of the frieze will be human as protector. The 
Committee approved the plan for the frieze contingent upon 
seeing a sample section before final execution. 

ORDERED: Approval of revised proposal by Arthur Gonzalez 
for the Taraval Police Station, contingent upon reviewing 
frieze sample before final execution. 
Moved: Healy/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

VI . Moscone Convention Center 

Staff presented draft guidelines for the selection process 
and site definition of Moscone III. Jill Manton reported 
on the outcome of a site visit of Moscone with Visual Arts 
Committee members. The Committee concluded that a 
sculptural lighting element should be the focus of the art 
enrichment commission. Three potential zones have been 
identified for placement of such a sculpture: Howard 
Street between Third and Fourth; the marquee on Moscone 
North; and the existing lampposts on Howard Street. The 
CAO ' s Office has advised that no maintenance or operating 
monies will be available for art enrichment. 

Commissioners requested that a source of maintenance funds 
be identified. 

ORDERED: Approval of the guidelines for public art 
project at Moscone Center (Moscone 111) conditional upon 
identifying a source of maintenance and operational funds. 
Moved: Demetrios/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

VII. New Courthouse Project 

Human Rights Commission has given preliminary approval for 
the artist selection process conditional upon adequate 
cultural representation on the selection Panel. Karen 



Tsujimoto, Curator at the Oakland Museum, Dr. Woo, and 
Enrique Chagoya were suggested as possible panelists. 

ORDERED: Approval of Dr. William Woo, Karen Tsujimoto and 

Enrique Chagoya as potential panelists for the new 

Courthouse Project and approval of honorarium payment of 

$50 per half day. 

Moved: Demet rios/LaRocca 

Vote: Unanimous 

VIII. Embarcadero Gateway 

Jill Mariton reported that Mark DiSuvero has had difficulty 
obtaining a bond as required on contracts over $25,000, 
because he is not a licensed contractor. The City Risk 
Manager has evaluated the issue, and, in his view, the 
bond requirement is primarily for protection on public 
works projects and may not be relevant to a sculpture 
project. The City Attorney allows that the Commission 
may consider waiving the bond requirement. 

An alternative to waiving the bond requirement would be to 
pay the artist a design fee only. When the sculpture is 
completely fabricated, transported and installed, the Art 
Commission could purchase the sculpture. Commissioner 
Demetrios outlined an additional option, recommending that 
the artist investigate the possibility of a life insurance 
policy which would provide the City the same protection as 
a bond. 

IX. Muni "M" Line 

Jill Manton reported that negotiations are in progress 
with the Utilities Engineering Bureau to determine a final 
fee structure for artists' services for the M line design. 
In the meantime, Manton asked for preliminary payment to 
the artists to cover production expenses for a maquette. 

ORDERED: Approval of payment of $1,500 each to Leonard 
Hunter and Sheila Ghidini for artist design services for 
Muni M line boarding islands. 
Moved: Healy/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

X. Old Business 

Freda Koblick Sculpture: Debra Lehane , Art Collection 
Manager, distributed a letter from Freda Koblick. Ms. 
Koblick has responded to the Visual Arts Committee 
regarding the points of negotiations approved by the 
Committee in its June meeting. Ms. Koblick's intentions 
were to clarify her position on the four conditions being 
discussed. She has indicated the need for specific time 
frames in which each of the proposed points should occur. 



In addition, the purchase of another piece is not 
optional, but required, so that the artist may have 
continued representation at the airport. This issue has 
been discussed with the airport representatives and they 
are opposed to the purchase of an additional piece at this 
time citing that it would be a bad precedent. The 
Committee concurred. The Committee instructed Ms. Lehane 
to offer a counter proposal to the artist, to trade "Night 
Sky" for a new piece. If this is unacceptable, the 
alternative is to wait until the sale of "Night Sky" which 
would provide funds for the purchase of an alternate 
Koblick work. 

XI . New Business 

A. International Sculpture Conference 

Committee members discussed the preparation of a proposal 
for program ideas for the 1994 Sculpture Conference which 
will be located in the Bay Area. Elements of this program 
proposal are to include: a symposium on both temporary and 
permanent sculptural installations; the identification of 
sites throughout the City where temporary sculpture 
exhibitions may be located during the conference; an Art 
Commission Gallery show featuring sculpture; a City Hall 
display of maquettes of San Francisco public art 
commissions . 

B. The Art Commission has received a request from the 
Renaissance Winery to re-cast a 1901 Gerte Schuler 
sculpture. Debra Lehane reported that this would not lead 
to a copyright infringement; however she will research 
precedents in other cities before a decision is reached. 

C. Decaux 

Staff has identified art enrichment components to be 
negotiated in Decaux' s contract with the City. These 
include, but are not limited to: a public information 
program, funding to support such a program, an interactive 
video element, a poster program, funding for maintenance 
of City monuments. 



ORDERS AND REPORTS: 

1. Ordered: Amendment of consent calendar items 1. and 
J. to include honorarium payment of $50 per half day. 

Moved: Demetrios/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

2. Ordered: Approval of the following Consent Calendar 
items: 



A. Approval to pay Mildred Howard $50 per 1/2 
day of service as a selection panelist for 
Fire Stations #24 and #44. 

B. Approval of 1) Jaap Bongers, Elizabeth 
Raybee , Elizabeth Saltos, Horace Washington 
and the team of Regina Jepson and Rennea 
Losada, as finalists for Fire Stations #24 
and #44 and 2 ) approval to pay each a $250 
honorarium for site proposals. 

C. Approval of Secession Gallery 
exhibition "On Route" . 

D. Approval of mural projects proposed 
by Susan Cervantes and Miranda 
Bergman : 

1. 6th Street Sunnyside Hotel. 

2. San Francisco Women's Building. 

3. Rafael Weil School. 

E. Approval of Chinatown Youth Center Mural 
designed by Dennis Tanajuchi of Japan Arts 
Media, of the North Beach Housing Project. 

F. Approval of grant to Mural Resource 
Center to administer a Mural Project 
for Embarcadero Construction Fence, 
contingent upon receipt of funding 
from the PUC . 

G. Approval to apply, accept and expend 
funds from ISTEA for the Embarcadero 
Signage Project. 

H. Acceptance of "Spine", by Christopher 

Sproat into the Civic Art Collection and 
authorization to make final payment to the 
artist on contract #2820018. 

I. Approval of either Ann Chamberlain, 

Julianne Frizzell or Marsha Tanner as a 
selection panelist for the Hospital Garden 
Project and payment of honorarium of $50 
per half day. 

J. Approval of Donna Graves and either 



Lorraine Garcia-Nakada , Karen Tsujimoto, 
Stephen Nash, Larry Andrews or Peter 
Rodriguez as selection panelists for the 
Millbrae Water Facility and payment of 
honorarium of $50 per half day. 

Moved: LaRocca/Demetrios 

Vote : Unanimous 

3. ORDERED: Approval of Vicki Scuri ' s seating design 
for the new Sheriff's Facility. 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

4. ORDERED: Approval of an increase of Vicki Scuri 's 
current contract #2810010 by $7,580 to cover seating 
design fee and fabric costs , for a total contract amount 
of $23,200. 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

5. ORDERED: Authorization to the Director to enter into 
contract with Vicki Scuri for $20,800 to fabricate and 
deliver artist-designed seating for the Sheriff's 
facility. 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

6. ORDERED: Appointment of Commissioner LaRocca as 
Commission liaison for the Hospital Garden Project. 
Moved: Healy/Demetrios 

Vote: Unanimous 

7. ORDERED: Approval of revised proposal concept for 
"Urban Apple Orchard", provisional upon submission of a 
model, a photograph of the existing trees, and a detailed 
maintenance plan. 

Moved: Healy/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

8. ORDERED: Approval of poster design by Su-Chen Hung 
and Gigi Janchang . 

Moved: Demetrios/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous, 

9. ORDERED: Approval of revised proposal by Arthur- 
Gonzalez for the Taraval Police Station, contingent upon 
reviewing frieze sample before final execution. 

Moved: Healy/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 



10. ORDERED: Approval of the guidelines for public art 
project at Moscone Center ( Moscone III) conditional upon 
identifying a source of maintenance and operational funds 
Moved: Demetrios/LaRocca 

Vote: Unanimous 

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11. ORDERED: Approval of Dr. William Woo, Karen 
Tsujimoto and Enrique Chagoya as potential panelists for 
the new Courthouse Project and approval of honorarium 
payment of $50 per half day. 

Moved: Demetrios/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

12. ORDERED: Approval of payment of $1,500 each to 
Leonard Hunter and Sheila Ghidini for artist design 
services for Muni M line boarding islands. 

Moved: Healy/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 



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/// VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 1993 
3:00 P.M. 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE, SUITE 70 

Notice: Requests to testily are accepted by completing 
an informational card and giving it to the Committee 
Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 



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II . 



Consent, Calendar 

A. Approval of the temporary 
installation of the ILWU Memorial by 
METAL at the Longshoreman's Union at 
400 Northpoint at the Union's 
expense until the completion of the 
Muni Metro Turnaround Project. 

B. Approval of mural by Catalina 
Gonzalez of the Precita Eyes Mural 
Project fqr the New Mission Theatre 

C. Approval of mural by Francisco 
Carrasco and Mission District youth 
for the Cesar Chavez School . 

D. Approval for murals at the Mission 
Cultural Center, Bernal Heights 



and the Precita 
sponsored by the 
Center Mural 



Community Center 
Community Center 
M i ss i on Cu 1 turaJ 

Pro jec t . 

Pub. I ic Art Master Plan 

Discussion 



San Francisco International Airport 

Susan Pontious 

Revision to structure of Airport Art 

Steering Committee 




3 :45 



III. Richmond Recreation Center 
Jill Manton, Sayed Alavi 
Review of preliminary art enrichment 
concept by Sayed Alavi. 



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IV. Muni M Line Presentation 

Jill Manton, Leonard Hunter, Sheila 

Ghi dim 

Presentation of Project Concept. 

V. Commission Business 

Joanne Chow Winship 

Approval of conceptual design of Art 

Commission conference table by Joe Sam 



4 :30 



VI . Market Street 

Eleanor Beaton, Chris Huie 

A. Report on People to People Food Box 



B. Presentation of Chris Huie's artwork 
for the Poster Series. 



4:45 



4:50 



VII. Embarcadero Gateway Project 
Jill Manton 
Report on di Suvero contract status. 

VIII. Civic Art Collection Update 

Debra Lehane 

A. Relocation of Joe Slusky Sculpture 
"Calypso" . 



B. Freda Koblick Response Regarding 
"Night Sky" trade. 



C. 



Vaillancourt Fountain 



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IX. Muni Metro Turnaround 

Susan Pontious 
Status Report. 

X. Sculpture Conference 

Report on status of ISC and Art 
Commission activities. 



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XII. Adjournment 



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SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 
Accessible Meeting Policy 



L. Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee 
Meetings of the Art Commission will be held at 25 
Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70, San Francisco, 
California. Twenty Five Van Ness is located on the 
corner of Oak and Van Ness. Suite 70, basement 
level, can be accessed by the two main elevators in 
the lobby of the building. 

2. The closest accessible BART Station is the Civic 
Center Station located at the intersection of 
Market, Hyde and Grove Street. Accessible MUNI 
Metro lines serving this location are the J,K,L,M, 
and N which stop at Van Ness Avenue and Market 
Street, one-half block from the Art Commission 
offices. Accessible MUNI lines serving the corner 
of Van Ness and Market are 9,26, and 42. For more 
information regarding MUNI accessible services, 
please call (415) 923-6142. 

3. American sign language interpreters and/or a sound 
enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the 
Community Arts and Education Program at 

(415) 554-9671 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. 
Late requests will be honored in possible. 

4. To allow individuals with environmental illness or 
multiple chemical sensitivity to attend any 
meetings, individuals are requested to refrain from 
wearing perfume or other scented products. 

5. Accessible curbside parking has been designated on 
Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin 
Street. 

6. Accessible seating for persons with disabilities 
(including those using wheelchairs) will be 
available. 



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Date: August 6, 1993 

To: The Honorable Members of the Visual Arts Committee 

From: Jill Manton, Director, Public Art Program 

Re: Proposed Concept of Public Art Master Plan 

The concept of a Public Art Master Plan has come up on 
several occasions during the past few months. I believe that 
there are different perceptions about what this means. It is 
important to clarify what is intended by a Public Art Master 
Plan and to understand its potential benefit, or atleast to 
begin a discussion on this matter to articulate our thoughts 
and ideas. 

It also seems logical to link the development of a Public 
Art Master Plan with the proposal to revise the language of 
the Art Enrichment Ordinance to allow the Art Commission to 
reserve and cumulatively pool funds within each department 
(obviously when permitted by the funding source) for use at 
a particular site where the art work would have the most 
impact. 

In terms of possible benefits, the development of a Public 
Art Master Plan would give us some control over the number 
of small projects conducted each year. It would also provide 
us with a small roster of available sites that could be 
publicized as possible venues for the individual artist/ 
cultural equity endowment grant category or in the less 
frequent event of a proposed donation. 

I believe that it would make much more sense to develop an 
annual Public Art Master Plan as opposed to a plan that 
would be in effect on a permanent basis. An annual plan 
would allow us to respond more quickly and appropriately to 
the context of each particular site. In consideration of 
proposals that may be submitted by applicants for cultural 
equity grants, I think it is important to identify sites 
that would be appropriate for temporary as well as permanent 
artistic mediums. The development of a program on an annual 
basis might also lead to the identification of funding 
sources to help with project implementation (i.e 
construction barricade where the developer or city 
department involved provides the funding for a temporary 
mural.) In fact, I think that the plan should also list 
possible funding sources, such as the Mayor's Office of 
Community Development which would make the plan much more 
usable and the potential to use the sites listed much more 
realistic . 

Please consider this only as a starting point for our 
discussion next week. 



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DATE: 
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STAFF REPORT 
AIRPORT 

Aug. 5, 1993 

Visual Arts Committee 

Susan Pontious 

Composition of Airport Art Steering Committee 



Background : 

The current membership of the Airport Art Steering Committee 
is composed of three Airport appointments: Stanley Mattison 
(Airports Commissioner); Bill Coblentz (former Airports 
Commissioner); and Jason Yuen, (Former Administrator for 
Planning and Construction for the Airport, now a consultant 
for the Airport). 

The Art Commission has appointed two members: Anne Healy 
and Bob LaRocca. Art Commission staff Debra Lehane and 
Susan Pontious also regularly attend the committee meetings 
and provide staff support. Jill Manton attends as needed. 

While all three of the Airport members vote on issues, only 
the two Art Commissioners vote. At the June 16 VAC meeting, 
remedying this voting imbalance was discussed. The 
committee requested that staff provide the committee with 
some possible options. 

Options : 

1. Appointment of an additional member of the Visual Arts 

Committee to serve on the AASC. 

PROS : 

* Would provide an additional member knowledgeable in the 
visual arts. 

* An additional member of the VAC on the AASC would 
automatically create a quorum of the VAC; this would 
allow AASC recommendations to go directly to the full 
Art Commission for resolution. 



CONS 



A quorum of the VAC as AASC members would mean that 
AASC recommendations would also be official VAC 
recommendations. This is problematical because the 
other VAC members would be excluded from the vote. 
While this may not be a problem with an essentially 
harmonious VAC, it could be very problematical in the 
event of a more contentious committee. 



2. Appointment of another member of the Art Commission 

PROS : 

* Allows for another Art Commissioner to serve, but 
avoids the problem of creating a quorum of the Visual 
Arts Committee. 

* Would perhaps allow for the inclusion of either 
skills/expertise, or ethnic diversity not currently 
represented on the VAC or AASC . 

CONS : 

* Care would have to be taken not to create a quorum of 
any other standing Art Commission committee (such as 
Civic Design ) . 

* Commissioners representing other discipline may not 
have the background or interest necessary to serve on 
this committee. 

3. Appointment of Art Commission staff member 

PROS: 

* Parallels Airports membership structure 

* Avoids creating any quorums of standing AC committees. 

CONS: 

* Puts staff in the potentially awkward position of 
voting in opposition of an Art Commissioner, and 
therefore compromise the independence of that vote. 

* Compromises staff role of providing committee with 
information, and balanced view of pros and cons of 
issues. 

4. Appoint a former Art Commissioner or other member of 
arts community 

PROS : 

* Would provide an additional opportunity for community 
input into the program. 

* Would provide opportunity to select individual with the 
needed skills/background, and provide gender/ethnic 
balance to committee. 

* Would parallel airport membership 

CONS: 

* Possible difficulty in finding someone willing to make 
necessary commitment. 



JM 



Date: August 6, 1993 

To: The Honorable Members of the Visual Arts Committee 

From: Jill Manton, Director, Public Art Prograi 




Re: Presentation of M Line Design by Sheila Ghidini 
and Leonard Hunter 

Commissioners : 

For the past several weeks, artists Sheila and Leonard have 
been hard at work studying other similar transit situations 
and meeting with the community to try to understand their 
concerns and address them in their design work. 

I believe that the process established by the artists has 
been quite successful. At the last public meeting, the 
presentation of their preliminary design was met with a 
round of applause. None the less, they are still dealing 
with a difficult situation. All of the design work must be 
accomplished by August 31, 1993 to comply with the 
construction schedule established by the Utilities 
Engineering Bureau. The community is still somewhat 
contentious and may present obstacles in the resolution of 
the final design. 

The client prefers that the Commission conduct this as an 
informational review until the work with the community has 
progressed to a more stable plateau. Apparently, based upon 
past MUNI performance, the community is suspect of the 
City's tendency to disregard their concerns. This Commission 
review will allow for your concerns regarding the design to 
be represented in the ongoing dialog with the community. The 
project will return to Visual Arts and/ or Civic Design in 
September for design approval. 

In addition, I have requested that the Utilities Engineering 
Bureau approve and transfer funding in the amount of $8,000 
for each artist plus $2,000 for materials, etc. to 
compensate the artists for designing all of the 
architectural elements that will be placed on the M Line 
boarding platforms at Winston and Holloway Avenues. This 
will include a canopy, wind screen, seating, trash 
receptacles, lighting, signage and possibly planting. An 
essential part of the artists' scope of work also includes 
the facilitation of community involvement. 

Action requested: Motion to authorize the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into separate agreements with 
Sheila Ghidini and Leonard Hunter for the design of all 
platform amenities associated with the M Line platforms at 
Winston and Holloway. 



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TO: The Honorable Members of the Visual Arts Committee 

FR: Eleanor Beaton 

RE: People to People Food Box 

Project: Sculpture where people may place and receive food 

donations 
Artist: Virginia Stearns 
Location: 1) sidewalk near McKesson Plaza 

2) Mechanics Plaza, at Battery 
Budget: $10,000 



We have run into an obstacle with the People to People Food 
Box. I had a meeting with the property manager at the 
Mckesson Building who told me in no uncertain terms that he 
was entirely opposed to the project. Some of his concerns 
are : 

-the sculpture is degrading 

-its very presence would attract lines of homeless 
people 

-fights would break out over the food 
These are not unlikely reactions from a property manager who 
can be expected to take a conservative, cautious stance. 
This is also a response we can anticipate from other 
property managers. 

The artist specifically identified sites in the downtown 
financial district because this is an area where the project 
can have a significant impact - where people have something 
to give, and can benefit from the opportunity to take 
action. 

I will be planning a visit with building managers in the 
Mechancis Plaza area, and wonder if a Commissioner would be 
willing to accompany me. 

In the meantime, the artist is seeking letters of 
endorsement from food donation organizations. In addition, 
I am seeking support from the Mayor's Homeless Coordinator. 



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STAFF REPORT 
MUNI-METRO TURNAROUND 

Aug. 5, 1993 

Visual Arts Committee 

Susan Pontious 

Pending Termination of Robert Millar Contract by 
Bechtel . 



Background: See 10/15/92 staff report, attached. 

Current Status: 100% complete with Notice to Proceed. 
Outstanding issue is artist's refusal to remove the 
specification for white paint on the vertical and horizontal 
surfaces of the Muni Turnaround tunnel and island from his 
design, and his refusal to allow any of the other elements 
of his design to be used unless the white paint is included. 
If the white paint is not included, artist has maintained 
that he must create a new design. 

Over the past several months, staff has worked with Robert 
Millar, Dave Sutter (project manager from UEB ) , and the 
attorney from Bechtel to try to negotiate the terms under 
which the artist would provide a new design for the Muni- 
Metro Turnaround. All the parties were very hopeful that 
some agreement could be reached. 

On June 25th, after many letters and a telephone conference 
between Bechtel and Robert where it was thought that all the 
points between the parties had been resolved, Bechtel sent 
Robert a change order for a new design. Robert responded by 
re-writing the change order with several modification to the 
terms, (the most significant being that Bechtel was to give 
Robert's payment checks to the Art Commission to 
administer ) . 

While most of Robert's modifications would seem, at least 
on the surface, relatively minor and resolvable, they 
apparently represented the "last straw" for Bechtel and PUC . 
On July 23rd, Bechtel wrote back offering two alternatives: 
either the artist eliminates the white paint from his 
present design, or he signs the June 25th change order as 
issued by Bechtel. Neither of these alternatives is 
acceptable to Robert, and termination of his contract by 
Bechtel is certain to follow. 

Staff Recommendation: No further Art Commission action. 
At this point, every possible effort has been expended by 
the staff to try to resolve the differences between the 
artist and the PUC. 



STAFF REPORT 
MUNI -METRO TURNAROUND PROJECT 

DATE: Oct. 15, 1992 
FROM: Susan Pontious 

ISSUES: 

1. Consultant's report on survivability of Palm Trees 

2. Specification for white concrete stain for vertical and 
horizontal surfaces of Munit-Metro Turnaround Project 
and maintenance issues 

STATUS OF PROJECT: 100% Design Completion; project out to 
bid 



BACKGROUND: At the June Visual Arts Committee meeting, the 
Committee directed staff to write a letter to Dave Sutter 
expressing concern about several elements of Robert Millar's 
design. 1) the survivability of the palm trees 2) the 
shape of the portal door, and 3) the white paint that the 
artist had specified for the project. 

The white paint or stain on all surfaces (vertical and 
horizontal) was an element of the artist's initial proposal, 
approved by both PUC and the Art Commission. In June, the 
artist was told by PUC that the white paint on the 
horizontal surfaces would not be allowed. 

At the Committee's direction, I wrote a letter to Dave 
Sutter, the project manager from UEB, expressing concern 
over the above issues. 

In Dave Sutter's July 2nd response (attachment A) to this 
letter he reported that 1 ) a consultant had been retained to 
study the feasibility of the palms and that 2) the white 
specified by the artist was not in keeping with the approved 
color palette for the Embarcadero. If we wanted the area 
white, we would need the Port's permission. No mention of 
maintenance concerns relative to the white paint was made in 
that letter. 

I then wrote the port and asked for a waiver from the color 
palette requirement, but was told by Paul Osmundson that the 
Port considered the color part of the art work, so a waiver 
would not be required. 

At the Committee's direction, I arranged for Dave Sutter, 
Paul Osmundson and Emillio Cruz to attend July VAC meeting 
to respond to issues raised by the project. 



Dave Sutter made a report, and asked the Committee to 
consider that the white color would become very dirty. The 
majority of the committee expressed their support for the 
artist's original design. 

Dave Sutter's July 21st letter (Attachment B) further 
details his maintenance concerns. My July 23rd response 
(Attachment C) clarifies that the Art Commission cannot 
"pick and choose" between the elements of the artist's 
design. Our only recourse in a situation where we find an 
element of the design unfeasible is to rescind approval of 
the project . 

Maintenance Responsibility: 

Both the Port and the PUC have stated that it will be the 
Art Commission's responsibility to maintain the white paint 
on the project. On August 12th, the Port Commission passed 
a resolution approving the project, subject to "an amicable 
agreement between the UEB and the Art Commission and the 
artist on the issue of painting the horizontal surfaces 
white" and contingent on it being the Art Commission's 
responsibility "to provide for the maintenance of the art 
project , including any required repainting of all exposed 
exterior surfaces" . 

Cost Estimates: 

Initially, it was thought that maintenance costs for the 
Muni-Metro Turnaround project could be covered by the 
$50,000 maintenance fund that the Commission expects to get 
from the Chief Administrative Office for the conservation 
needs of all four Embarcadero Projects. I requested cost 
estimates from both the PUC and the artist relative to the 
cost of repainting the white surfaces. 

1. PUC and Bechtel estimate that the horizontal surfaces 
will cost $90,000 and need to be repainted every six 
months 

2. Robert Millar estimates that the graffiti guard will 
need to be re-applied every 3 years at the cost of 
$13,000, and the entire project repainted every 10 
years for a total cost of $68,000. 

The difference in the two estimates is not really relevant 
here since even if Millar's more optimistic estimate is 
correct, it is still beyond the Art Commission's means. 

OPTIONS: 

I have discussed the issue with Kathryn Pennypacker, our 

City Attorney. Her advice is for the Art Commission to take 



no action at this point. She asserts that the Art 
Commission cannot be legally compelled by either the Port or 
the PUC to maintain the artwork. She recommends going on 
record writing a formal letter informing the PUC and the 
Port that given the cost estimates, the Art Commission 
cannot be expected to maintain the project. 

Her recommendation is to continue to try to work with the 
artist to come to an resolution. Complicating the problem 
is the artist's contract payment dispute with Dechtel and 
PUC (see 10/14/92 letter, Attachment C). Until these are 
resolved, he is unwilling to continue work on the project. 

Given the seriousness of possible repercussions if some 
amicable settlement of this problem is not reached, T will 
try to negotiate settlement of the artist's contract issues 
in the hope that we can then negotiate some sort of 
reasonable compromise on the paint. 



RECOMMENDED ACTION: No Committee action at this time. 

FURTHER BACKGROUND: See July 2nd and June 10th staff 
reports (Attments D and E) 



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Robert F. LaRocca 

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Library Commission 

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SEP 8 - 1993 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Commissioners Present: 
Aristedes Demetrios 
Anne Healy 
Robert LaRocca 
Genny Lim 
Dodie Rosekrans 

Staff Present : 



Eleanor Beaton 
Debra Lehane 
Tonia Macneil 
Jill Manton 
Susan Pontious 
Joanne Chow Winship 



I . Consent Calendar 

Ordered: Approval of the consent calendar with amendment 
to item D as follows: 

A. Approval of the temporary installation of 
the ILWU Memorial by METAL at the 
Longshoreman's Union at 400 Northpoint at 
the Union's expense until the completion of 
the Muni Metro Turnaround Project. 

B. Approval of mural by Catalina Gonzalez of 
the Precita Eyes Mural Project for the New 
Mission Theatre 

C. Approval of mural by Francisco Carrasco and 
Mission District youth for the Cesar Chavez 
School . 



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D. Approval for murals at the Mission Cultural 
Center and Bernal Heights Community Center 
sponsored by the Mission Cultural Center 
Mural Project. 

LaRocca/Rosekrans 
Unanimous 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



Tonia Macneil reported that the mural at the Precita 
Community Center, sponsored by Mission Cultural Center, 
still needs further development in composition. In light 
of time constraints, and the need to proceed before the 
next Visual Arts Committee meeting, Macneil requested that 
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staff's final review and approval of the Precita mural 
design. 

ORDERED: Approval of the Precita Community Center mural 
pending staff's final review and approval of the design. 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

II. Public Art Master Plan 

Jill Manton initiated discussion by summarizing a number 

of issues for consideration: 

-the creation of a public art master plan be incorporated 

into the long range planning process 

-the plan should be linked to proposed ordinance 

revisions, which might allow for a pool of public art 

funds that could be used for a project at a high impact 

site 

-the Commission should avoid being locked in to a 

permanent plan 

Long range benefits of such a master plan include the 

identification of high-impact sites for sculpture and 

installation projects, as well as identification of 

preapproved sites available for donations of artwork. 

Staff expressed concern about availability of adequate 

staff and funding resources to proceed with the creation 

of a masterplan in the current fiscal year. 

The Committee discussed tying the master plan to the 
International Sculpture Conference, scheduled for August, 
1994, and recommended preparation of an initial plan to be 
used as the seed for a long-range master plan. The 
Committee suggested that the guidelines for this initial 
"seed" plan be outlined before the next Commission 
meeting. Commissioner Demetrios volunteered to develop 
the initial draft. 

III. S.F. International Airport 

Susan Pontious outlined a number of options for including 
another Art Commission member on the Airport Art Steering 
Committee, in addition to standing members Anne Healy and 
Robert LaRocca : 

-appointment of an additional member of the Visual 
Arts Committee 

-appointment of another member of the Art Commission 
-appointment of Art Commission staff member 
-appointment of a former Art Commissioner or other 
member of the arts community 

It was noted that 3 members of the Visual Art Committee 
constitute a quorum, making their discussions official, 
with decisions to be forwarded to the full Commission. 



The Committee opted to have a third representative from 
the Visual Arts Committee serve on the Airport Art 
Steering Committee. Commissioners Healy and LaRocca would 
continue as permanent members, with Committee members 
Demetrios, Lim and Rosekrans serving on a rotating basis. 

ORDERED: Approval of 3 Visual Art Committee members to 

serve on a rotating basis on the Airport Art Steering 

Committee, in addition to sitting members Healy and 

LaRocca. 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 

Vote: Unanimous 

IV. Muni M Line Platforms 

ORDERED: Authorization for the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into separate agreements with Sheila 
Ghidini and Leonard Hunter for $8,000 each for the design 
of all platform amenities associated with the M Line 
platforms at Winston and Holloway. 
Moved: LaRocca/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

V. Art Commission Conference Table 

Joanne Chow Winship presented sketches for two custom 
designed conference tables by JoeSam. , each 5' x 8', to 
replace the existing tables. Funds are being provided by 
the Department of Real Estate as part of the re-modelling 
of the downstairs area. Some members expressed concern 
over the brightest of the colors used in the design for 
the conference tables. It was also voiced that this would 
be a rare opportunity to acquire the artist's work without 
expense to the Commission. 

ORDERED : Approval of new conference tables to be designed 

and produced by JoeSam. 

Moved: Lim/LaRocca 

Ayes: Lim, LaRocca 

Nayes: Demetrios, Rosekrans 

Abstain: Healy 

Due to lack of majority vote, this item will be brought to 

full Commission vote under Committee reports. 

VI. Market Street Art in Transit Program 

A. People to People Food Box 

Eleanor Beaton updated the Committee on the project 
status. Initial plans were to place the sculptures in two 
Market Street locations: 1 )Mechanics Plaza and 2) the 
Market Street sidewalk near the McKesson Building. 
Because the McKesson building manager has declared 
opposition to the project, DPW - who will issue a sidewalk 



use permit- has recommended that an alternative site be 
found. 

The artist, Virginia Stearns, also showed a detailed 
drawing of the sculpture. The sculpture conforms to ADA 
requirements, through the addition of "warning poles" for 
those with impaired sight, and the inclusion of braille 
signage. Canned goods only will be provided, to avoid 
food tampering. Committee members recommended that the 
sculptures have an open back to discourage use as a trash 
receptacle; furthermore, they suggested that installation 
plans for removal of the brick sidewalk be reviewed 
further with DPW to be certain this is allowable. An 
alternative installation method using a steel plate base 
should be considered. 

B. Crystal Huie Poster Series 

Eleanor Beaton presented 6 black and white photographs, 
portraits taken along Market Street, reflecting the area's 
cultural diversity, to be printed as a poster series. 

ORDERED: Approval of artwork by Crystal Huie for poster 
series on Gannett kiosks. 
Moved: Lim/Healy ; 
Vote: Unanimous 

VII. Embarcadero Gateway Sculpture 

Jill Manton reported that Mark DiSuvero may now be able to 
obtain a bond. The artist will be present at the next 
Visual Arts Committee meeting. 

VIII. Civic Art Collection 

A. Relocation of Joe Slusky sculpture "Calypso" 

Debra Lehane reported that a budget to remove, modify and 
make repairs to the Joe Slusky work has now been forwarded 
to the Water Department for approval. The Commission is 
asking for permission to modify the sculpture, with the 
artist's approval, so that it can come apart to facilitate 
any move which may be requested during the sculpture's 
lifetime . 

B. Freda Koblick 

Although there has been no further resolution since last 
month's meeting, Ms. Lehane advised of the need to move 
ahead with maintenance of the artwork regardless of final 
outcome; the Airport will reimburse the Art Commission for 
maintenance costs. Committee expressed concern that staff 
time not be spent on marketing "Night Sky." 

(Commissioners Lim and Rosekrans departed after item VIII- 
B) 



C. Vaillancourt Fountain 

Eula Walters of the Citizens for Open Recreational and 
Park Space and Citizens to Preserve Vaillancourt Fountain 
registered her opposition to the Citizens Advisory 
Committee recommendation to remove the Vaillancourt 
Fountain. Ms. Walters presented a petition of 800 
signatures in favor of retaining the fountain. 

Debra Lehane reported that the City Attorney has been 
asked to review the legal issues surrounding the Fountain 
as it relates to federal and state laws governing artists' 
rights and art preservation. 

(Commissioner Demetrios departed during item VIII-C) 

IX. Muni Metro Turnaround 

Susan Pontious apprised the Committee that Bechtel and the 
P.U.C. are willing to terminate Robert Miller's contract. 

X. International Sculpture Conference 

Staff advised the Committee of some initial ideas for 
Commission participation in the Conference: 

a) A panel discussion on the Vaillancourt Fountain 
as it relates to issues of artist's copyright and 
preservation. 

b) A Panel discussion about art and infrastructure, 
that could draw on examples of Alice Aycock's Library 
project, as well as Chris Sproat ' s and Bruce Hasson's 
parking garage projects. 

c) An Art Commission Gallery exhibit showcasing 
several public art projects with display of maquettes 

d) A site-specific project in a public location 
Committee members recommended use of the Gallery's outdoor 
lot, as well as use of the Airport as a project site. 

XI . New Business 

Keilani Tom presented 3 series of banner designs one 
to be displayed along 4th Street, one along 3rd Street, 
and one along Mission Street between 3rd and 4th, to 
initiate a new banner program sponsored by the CAO's 
Office, and timed to coincide with the opening of Yerba 
Buena Center in October. 

Banners are to be 30 " x 60" in accordance with 
regulations concerning Muni wires attached to the 
lightpoles. Ms. Tom showed a photographic mock-up of the 
banners in the context of the street environment. 
Committee members indicated their concern for the small 
size and scale of the banners. 



Committee members suggested 1 ) that close attention be 
paid to the urban design context at each proposed 
location, and 2) the first installation be treated as a 
temporary pilot project. 

Commissioner Healy requested that at further planning 
meetings for the City wide banner program, a 
representative of the Art Commission be present to speak 
to urban designs concerns and issues. 

Committee members approved the three designs and 
recommended the series of orange, gold, and blue banners 
to be installed double-hung. Due to lack of a quorum, 
this item will be referred to the full Commission under 
Committee reports. 



ORDERS AND REPORTS: 

1. Ordered: Approval of the consent calendar with 
amendment to item D as follows :n 

A. Approval of the temporary installation of 
the ILWU Memorial by METAL at the 

' Longshoreman's Union at 400 Northpoint at 
the Union's expense until the completion of 
the Muni Metro Turnaround Project. 

B. Approval of mural by Catalina Gonzalez of 
the Precita Eyes Mural Project for the New 
Mission Theatre 

C. Approval of mural by Francisco Carrasco and 
Mission District youth for the Cesar Chavez 

1 School. 

D. Approval for murals at the Mission Cultural 
Center and Bernal Heights Community Center 
sponsored by the Mission Cultural Center 
Mural Project* , 

Moved: LaRocca/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous i 

2. ORDERED: Approval of the Precita Community Center 
mural pending staff's final review and approval of the 
design. 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 



3. ORDERED: Approval of 3 Visual Art Committee members 
to serve on a rotating basis on the Airport Art Steering 
Committee, in addition to sitting members Healy and 
LaRocca. 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

4. ORDERED: Authorization for the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into separate agreements with Sheila 
Ghidini and Leonard Hunter for $8,000 each for the design 
of all platform amenities associated with the M Line 
platforms at Winston and Holloway. 

Moved: LaRocca/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

5. ORDERED: Approval of artwork by Crystal Huie for 
poster series on Gannett kiosks. 

Moved: Lim/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 



Respectfully submitted, 

Eleanor Beaton 

Curator, Public Art Program 






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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1993 

3:00 P.M. 

CIVIC AUDITORIUM, 99 GROVE STREET, RM . 203 

Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by 
completing an informational card and giving it to the 
Committee Secretary, who will schedule testimony during 
the appropriate agenda item. 



3:00 



I . Consent Calendar 

A. Authorization to apply for, accept 
and expend an NEA Visual Artists 
Public Projects grant of $10,000 for 
the Market Street Art in Transit 
Program . 



City and County of 

San Francisco 



B. Approval of a mural sponsored by 
Precita Eyes Mural Center by 
Christina Brown for the Cleveland 
Elementary School . 

C. Authorization to the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into an 
agreement with Stanley Saitowitz to 
oversee and coordinate the 
installation of fiber optic lighting 
into the Promenade Ribbon Sculpture 
for an amount not to exceed $10,000. 



D. Authorization to modify the contract 
with Saitowitz, Solomon and Acconci 
to extend the completion date to 
January, 1994. 

E. Motion to accept with gratitude one 
set of six prints from the Market 
Street Poster series from Rene 
Castro . 




F. Motion to appoint Commissioner Genny 
Lim as Art Commission liaison to the 
advisory committee for selection of 
authors names for Nayland Blake's 
light wall. 



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G. Motion to approve Selection Panel 

recommendation of Peter Richards and 
Michael Brown, in collaboration with 
Chris Jacobson as the two finalists 
for the General Hospital Garden 
Project . 

H. Motion to pay proposal fees of $250 
each to the two finalists for the 
General Hospital Garden Project. 

I. Motion to approve Selection Panel 
recommendation of Baoping Chen, 
Marcia Donahue, Jun T. Lai, and the 
team of Lam, Leong , Shiu and Xu to 
produce maquettes for the Chinatown 
Recreation Center and Park. 

J. Approval to pay an honorarium of 

$50.00 per 1/2 day to four Selection 
Panelists and to pay proposal fees 
of $350.00 each to a maximum of four 
finalists for the Chinatown 
Recreation Center and Park project. 

K. Approval of a pool of panelists for 
the City Site projects, from which 
four will be invited to serve on the 
Selection Panel . 

3:05 II. Embarcadero Gateway Project 

Jill Manton, Mark di Suvero 
Discussion of project. 

3:25 III. International Sculpture Conference 

Visual Arts Staff 

Continuing discussion of Art Commission 
role . 

3:40 IV. Muni M Line Project 

Jill Manton, Eleanor Beaton, Leonard 
Hunter, Sheila Ghidini 

Presentation of project design and status 
report . 



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4:00 V. Civic Art Collection 

Debra Lehane 

1. Vaillancourt Fountain 
Discussion with City Attorney concerning 
status of fountain in relation to 1990 
Visual Rights Act and California 
Preservation Law. Request for discussion 
made by Central Embarcadero Project. 

2. Acceptance of Gifts 

A. Motion to accept with gratitude 
one woodcut print of Bill Graham for 
the Bill Graham Auditorium by artist 
Jean Hyson, valued at . 

B. Motion to accept with gratitude 
two photographic works by Elliott 
Linwood titled "Silhouettes" (a 
tryptich) and "Flap", valued 

at . 

3. Diego Rivera Mural/City College 
Roger Baird, S.F. City College 
Request for statement of Commission 
position regarding relocation of 
Diego Rivera Mural . 

4:30 VI. New Main Library 

Susan Pontious 

Request for approval of Lothar 
Baumgarten's proposal for the Grove 
Street facade. Authorization to 
extend Baumgarten design contract to 
April 1, 1994. 

4:45 VII. Skilled Mental Health Facility 

Susan Pontious 

Request for approval to purchase two- 
dimensional artwork. 

5:00 VIII . Embarcadero Construction Fence Murals 
Tonia Macneil 

Request for approval of Selection Panel 
recommendations . 



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5:10 IX. Market Street 

Eleanor Beaton, Susan Steinman 
Viewing of maquette prepared at the 
Committee's request and request for 
approval of revised design for the Urban 
Apple Orchard. 

5:20 X. Richmond Recreation Center 

Jill Manton 
Project status report 

5:30 XI. Adjournment 



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FRANCISCO 'ART commission 



MAYOR 
Frank M. Jordan 

COMMISSIONERS 
ANNE FlEAlY 

President 

John Krikin 
Vice P r e s i d e n i 

Nancy Beciiiie 

Arisiides Ueme irios 

Aionzo Kino 

Willis F. Kirk 

Robert F. LaRocca 

Genny Lim 

Rai Y. Okamoto 

DoDIl RoSEKRANS 

Tirri Simon 
Liza Zenni 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidentsof the 

Fine Arts Museums 

Library Commission 

Planning Commission 

Recreation & 

Park Commission 



MINUTES TO VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
September 22, 1993 



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SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



C ommission ers P res ent : 

Aristedes Demetrios 
Anne Healy 
Robert LaRocca 

Staff Present: 
Eleanor Beaton 
Debra Lehane 
Tonia Macneil 
Jill Manton 
Susan Pontious 
Joanne Chow Winship 

I . Consent Calendar 

Ordered: Approval of the following consent calendar items 
A. Authorization to apply for, accept, and 
expend an NEA Visual Artists Public 
Projects grant of $10,000 for the Market 
Street Art in Transit Program. 



DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 

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programs 

Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

)PS Symi'iiony Concerts 

Pubiic Art Program 



Street Artists License 
Suite 70 
415.252.2581 



Art Commission Gaiiery 

155 Giiove S i iti 1 1 

415.554.9682 



B. Approval of a mural sponsored by Precita 
Eves Mural Center by Christina Brown for 
the Cleveland Elementary School. 

C. Authorization for the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into an agreement with 
Stanley Saitowitz to oversee and coordinate 
the installation of fiber optic lighting 
into the Promenade Ribbon Sculpture for an 
amount not to exceed $10,000. 

D. Authorization to modifv the contract with 
Saitowitz, Solomon and Acconci to extend 
the completion date to January, 1994. 

E. Motion to accept with gratitude one set of 
six prints from the Market Street Poster 
series from Rene Castro. 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



Motion to appoint Commissioner Genny Lim as 
Art Commission liaison to the advisory 
committee for selection of authors names 
for Nayland Blake's light wall. 

Motion to approve Selection Panel 
recommendation of Peter Richards and 
Michael Brown, in collaboration with Chris 



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Jacobson as the two finalists for the 
General Hospital Garden Project. 

H. Motion to pay proposal fees of $250 each to 
the two finalists for the General Hospital 
Garden Project. 

I. Motion to approve Selection Panel 

recommendation of Baoping Chen, Marcia 
Donahue, Jun T. Lai, and the team of Lam, 
Leone, Shiu and Xu to produce maquettes for 
the Chinatown Recreation Center and Park. 

J. Approval to pay an honorarium of $50.00 per 
1/2 day to four Selection Panelists and to 
pay proposal fees of $350.00 each to a 
maximum of four finalists for the Chinatown 
Recreation Center and Park project. 

K. Approval of a pool of panelists for the 

City Site projects, from which four will be 
invited to serve on the Selection Panel. 

Moved: Demetrios/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

II. Embarcadero Gateway Project 

The model for Mark DiSuvero's Gateway sculpture was 
previously presented by the artist's assistant Lowell 
McKegney in February, 1993, and approved by the 
Commission, however, concerns have been raised about 
whether the sculpture might relate more to the pedestrian 
level. Mark DiSuvero was present, and responded to 
questions about the gateway model. DiSuvero explained-* 
that the sculpture will have a rotating, balancing element 
that moves in the wind; the element will be closer to the 
ground level than indicated by the model. The 
Commissioners were satisfied that the artist would address 
their concerns in the fabrication process. 

III. Civic Art Collection 

Debra Lehane displayed a woodcut print of Bill Graham that 
has been donated to the Art Commission by the artist Jean 
Hyson. The print is to hang in the Bill Graham Civic 
Auditorium, and facility managers have designated a 
location for the artwork display. 

ORDERED: Motion to accept with gratitude one woodcut 
print of Bill Graham for the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 
by artist Jean Hyson, valued at $500.00. 



Moved: Healy/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous. 

IV. Skilled Mental Health Facility 

ORDERED: Approval to purchase the following artworks for 
the new Skilled Mental Health Nursing Facility: "Workman" 
by James Denmark, for $1,500.00; "Don't Forget to Smell 
the Flowers" by Andre White, for $400.00; "She Left the 
Disco Alone" by Andre White, for $500.00; Village Craft 
Quilt from Zimbabwe, for $500.00; and "Man at Mission 
Rock" by Stanley Goldstein for $2,000.00. 

Moved: Demetrios/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

V. Market Street Art in Transit 

Susan Leibovitz Steinman presented the model of the "Urban 
Apple Orchard", the temporary garden installation planned 
for the vacant area between the Ferry Building and Justin 
Herman Plaza. In response to issues previously expressed 
by the Committee, the artist has reduced elements of the 
design, eliminating the herb planters, and has altered 
the configuration of the trees so there is a more open 
spacing. The sundial has been moved from the center 
where it potentially obstructed pedestrian traffic - and 
now is the sculptural focus for one of the design 
quadrants . 

Committee members also had registered concern for the 
maintenance of the trees at the waterfront site. Steinman 
has developed a detailed maintenance plan after conferring 
with a number of hort icul tural ists , arborists, and 
landscape architects, however, the project budget has 
increased as a result. S.L.U.G. has agreed to carry out 
the maintenance according to Steinman' s plan. 

ORDERED: Approval of model of "Urban Apple Orchard"bv 
Susan Leibovitz Steinman and to increase budget bv $2,562 
to $12,502. 

Moved: Healy/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

VI. International Sculpture Conference 

Joanne Chow Winship reported that she has met with David 
Furchgott, Executive Director of the International 
Sculpture Center, who invited the Art Commission to become 
a local sponsor of the conference through a publication of 
local activities, approximately 4-8 pages, in the 
Sculpture Conference official brochure. Committee members 
recommended sponsorship, subject to cost, which Winship 



will provide to the Committee at a future meeting. 
Winship also proposed panel topics for the conference to 
Furchgott, who expressed interest in the sub.iect of the 
Vaillancourt Fountain and its related copyright issues. 

Committee members discussed plans for developing a 
sculpture site plan and commissioning sculpture 
installations in conjunction with the conference scheduled 
for August, 1994. The research of sites, identification 
and selection of artists, and oversight of the 
installation of artworks would be difficult to accomplish 
in time for the conference. Additional concerns were 
raised about the fact that, given the timeframe, there 
would not be time for an artist to create new work, thus 
existing work would have to be used. Furthermore, there 
are no provisions for paying artists an honorarium, or 
covering expenses for insurance and installation. 

The Committee asked staff to estimate the cost of 
developing an initial site plan and profile of six sites, 
as a test model for developing a larger site plan for the 
entire city. Estimated cost would be $5,000 for a 
consultant to complete the work in six months, and $2,500 
for staff oversight of consultant. Jill Manton provided 
the Committee with a list of potential consultant s to 
prepare the site plan. Visual Art Committee members will 
bring a recommendation to the Finance Committee. 



ORDERED: Motion to proceed with plans for the development 
of an initial sculpture site plan and profile for both 
temporary and permanent installations, and to recommend to 
Finance Committee a budget of $7,500.00 from the Public 
Art Fund . 

Moved: Demetrios/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

VII. Muni M Line 

Jill Manton summarized the collaborative design process 
between artists Leonard Hunter and Sheila Ghidini, the 
19th Avenue community, and UEB, Muni and Art Commission 
staff, emphasizing the success of this collaboration. 
However, the Public Utility Commissioners have expressed 
concerns about design consistency throughout Muni. As a 
result, the M Line platform designs will be presented to 
the PUC for approval before proceeding with the design. 
Staff requested Art Commissioners advocacy for the 
platform designs. 



Committee members expressed enthusiastic support for 
Hunter and Ghidini's design, and stated their belief that 
the artists' continued involvement in refining the design 
would be essential to its success. Commissioner Healy 
noted this as a breakthrough collaboration between 
artists, the community and city infrastructure. 

Commissioner Demetrios departed at 4:20 during Item VII. 
Due to lack of a quorum, the remainder of the meeting was 
for informational purposes only. 

VIII. Vaillancourt Fountain 

City Attorney Kate Hermann Stacy reported that she has 
been researching the existing laws that might have an 
impact on the Vaillancourt Fountain, but noted that the 
research is preliminary and ongoing. Her staff may 
associate with a copyright counsel for further 
clarification. 

Research has centered on the federal Visual Artists' 
Rights Act and the California Preservation Law Statute 
to determine if either would prohibit destroying, altering 
or relocating the Fountain. The federal law does not 
apply, as the law was written in 1990 and only applies to 
artwork created or installed after that date; the 
Vaillancourt Fountain was accepted into the City 
Collection in 1971. Where artwork is attached to real 
property, the California Preservation Law Statute 
identifies procedures for the removal of artwork and 
procedures when the artwork cannot be removed without 
destruction. 

Thus, according to current laws, Stacy does not see any 
prohibition to removing or dismantling the fountain, at 
this time. She stressed, however, that a strong rationale 
would be required to do so. 

Eula Walters of Citizens for Open Space to retain the 
Vaillancourt Fountain, submitted additional signatures in 
support of the Fountain. 

IX. Diego Rivera Mural 

Debra Lehane asked the Committee to confirm that there was 
no change in their position on studying the relocation of 
the Diego Rivera mural at City College. Commissioner 
Healy referred to a Committee opinion of March, 1990, 
which found that the theatre was not an appropriate site; 
the Committee had made a motion to study the feasibility 
of relocating the mural in the new college library. 



Committee members continue to strongly support the 
proposed relocation of the mural, noting that there is 
restricted access to it in its current location. 

X. Richmond Recreation Center. 

Jill Manton reported on the status of Seyed Alavi' s 
project. Alavi was directed to develop a project for the 
landscaped area adjacent to the Richmond Recreation Center 
at 18th and 19th Avenues. Working with the landscape 
architect five preliminary schemes were developed, which 
were presented to the client and architect. However, due 
to an apparent lapse in communication with the landscape 
architect, and the need to meet a deadline for submittal 
of drawings, Alavi proceeded to work on his own to 
synthesize his understanding of comments made by client 
and architect at a meeting last month. Some of the 
elements, such as the loose stones, fruit trees, flowers 
and water features, pose code and maintenance problems, 
although there are other elements, including the inscribed 
poems, which the architect would like to synthesize into 
the overall design. 

Alavi described the drawing in greater detail to Committee 
members and expressed his interest in working with the 
architect and landscape architect to discuss the overall 
concept which guides the design and' the significance of 
each of the elements. A meeting is scheduled for Friday 
to discuss the design with the client and the architect. 
The Commissioners expressed their support for further 
collaboration to occur between artist and landscape artist 
to resolve design issues and conflicts. 



ORDERS AND REPORTS: 

1. Ordered: Approval of the following consent calendar 
items : 

A. Authorization to apply for, accept, and 
expend an NEA Visual Artists Public 
Projects grant of $10,000 for the Market 
Street Art in Transit Program. 

B. Approval of a mural sponsored by Precita 
Eyes Mural Center by Christina Brown for 
the Cleveland Elementary School. ' 

C. Authorization for the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into an agreement with 
Stanley Saitowitz to oversee and coordinate 
the installation of fiber optic lighting 



into the Promenade Ribbon Sculpture for an 
amount not to exceed $10,000. 

D. Authorization to modify the contract with 
Saitowitz, Solomon and Acconci to extend 
the completion date to January, 1994. 

E. Motion to accept with gratitude one set of 
six prints from the Market Street Poster 
series from Rene Castro. 

F. Motion to appoint Commissioner Genny Lim as 
Art Commission liaison to the advisory 
committee for selection of authors names 
for Nayland Blake's light wall. 

G. Motion to approve Selection Panel 
recommendation of Peter Richards and 
Michael Brown, in collaboration with Chris 
Jacobson as the two finalists for the 
General Hospital Garden Project. 

H. Motion to pay proposal fees of $250 each to 
the two finalists for the General Hospital 
Garden Project. 

I. Motion to approve Selection Panel 

recommendation of Baoping Chen, Marcia 
Donahue, Jun T. Lai, and the team of Lam, 
Leong , Shin and Xu to produce maquettes for 
the Chinatown Recreation Center and Park. 

J. Approval to pay an honorarium of $50.00 per 
1/2 day to four Selection Panelists and to 
pay proposal fees of $350.00 each to a 
maximum of four finalists for the Chinatown 
Recreation Center and Park project. 

K. Approval of a pool of panelists for the 

City Site projects, from which four will be 
invited to serve on the Selection Panel. 

Moved: Demetrios/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

2. ORDERED: Motion to accept with gratitude one woodcut 
print of Bill Graham for the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 
by artist Jean Hyson, valued at $500.00. 

Moved: Healy/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous. 



3. ORDERED: Approval to purchase the following artworks 
for the new Skilled Mental Health Nursing Facility: 
"Workman" by James Denmark, for $1,500.00; "Don't Forget 
to Smell the Flowers" by Andre White, for $400.00; "She 
Left the Disco Alone" by Andre White, for $500.00; Village 
Craft Quilt from Zimbabwe, for $500.00; and "Man at 
Mission Rock" by Stanley Goldstein for $2,000.00. 

Moved: Demetrios/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

4. ORDERED: Approval of model of "Urban Apple 
Orchard"by Susan Leibovitz Steinman and to increase budget 
by $2,562 to $12,502. 

Moved: Healy/Demetrios 

Vote: Unanimous *** 

5. ORDERED: Motion to proceed with plans for the 
development of an initial sculpture site plan and profile 
for both temporary and permanent installations, and to 
recommend to Finance Committee a budget of $7,500.00 from 
the Public Art Fund. 

Moved: Demetrios/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 



WEDNESDAY , ^O5TEoEer20VT9a3^> 

3-00 P.M. 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE, SUITE 70 



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COMMISSIONERS 
ANNt HEAIY 

President 

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Vile P k e s i n e n t 

Nancy Bicii ii i 

AlllSTIIMS DlMETRIOS 

Aionzo King 

Wilms F. Kirk 

Robert F. LaRocca 

Genny Lim 

Rai Y. Okamoio 

Dodie Rosekrans 

Terri Simun 

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OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidentsof the 

Fine Arts Museums 

Library Commission 

ianning Commission 

Recreation & 

Park Commission 



Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing 
an information card and giving it to the Committee 
Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 



3:00 I. 



Consent Calendar 

A. Authorization to approve the selection 
of: Lewis deSoto; David Ireland; Mary Miss; 
Michael Singer; Richard Posner; Alice 
Adams; and the team of Kristin Jones/Andrew 
Ginzel as finalists for the New Courthouse 
Art Enrichment, and authorization for 
honorarium payment of $250 each and travel 
expenses not to exceed $1,000 each artist. 

B. Authorization to pay an honorarium of 
up to $75 per meeting to Keith Morrision; 
Connie Lewallen; Karen Tsujimoto; and Renny 
Pritikin as jurors for the new Courthouse 
Art Enrichment. 



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Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

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C. Approval of Selection Panel 
recommendations of: Brett Cook with Senay 
Dennis; James Morgan; Johanna Poethig; 
Precita Eyes Mural Center; Rigo '93; and 
Together With Style to design and paint 
murals on the Muni Metro Turnaround 
Construction Fence. 

D. Authorization to pay juror fees of $75 
per half day plus transporation expenses to 
Regina Mouton and Jim Prigoff, and to pay a 
consultant fee of $500 to Conrad Okamoto, 
Director of the Mural Resource Center, for 
the Muni Metro Turnaround Construction 
Fence Project. 

E. Authorization to pay juror fees of $75 
per half day to Stephen Nash, Lorraine 
Garcia-Nakata and Donna Graves for the 
Millbrae Water Facility Project. 

F. Approval of a mural to be located at 
24th and York Streets, sponsored by R.A.P. 
and funded by the Neighborhood 

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G. Authorization to make final payment of 
$6,050 to George Gonzalez on contract for 
design development for the Wu Zing Pavilion 
for the new Skilled Mental Health Nursing 
Facility . 

H. Authorization for the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 
with George Gonzalez for up to $75,000 to 
construct Wu Zing Pavilion for the new 
Skilled Mental Health Nursing Facility. 

I. Authorization to pay honorarium of 
$150 each per full day to Jennifer Dowley, 
Edsel Matthews, Hilda Shum and Valerie Soe 
as jurors for the Market Street Art in 
Transit Program. 

J. Authorization to pay Leonard Hunter 
and Sheila Ghidini an amount not to exceed 
$2,000 in reimbursable expenses for the 
Muni M Line Boarding Platform Project. 

K. Authorization to increase Hilda Shum's 
design contract (#2820019) by $6,000 to 
cover engineering and other design develop- 
ment costs related to her artworks for the 
Skilled Mental Health Nursing Facility, and 
to extend the contract through 3/31/94. 

L. Authorization for the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 
with Roger Berry for up to $30,000 to 
develop a master plan for art enrichment at 
San Francisco International Airport. 

M. Authorization to develop an RFP and go 
out to bid for maintenance and conservation 
of artwork at San Francisco International 
Airport . 

N. Authorization to develop an RFP and go 
out to bid for a barrier to surround the 
Pomodoro sculpture at San Francisco 
International Airport. 

0. Authorization to use the $12,000 art 
enrichment funds generated by the new 
Police Ground Transportation Unit Building 
at San Francisco International Airport in 

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the main terminal area at a site to be 
determined . 

3:05 II. Vallejo-Churchill Garage 

Tonia Macneil, Su-chen Hung 
Presentation of artist's conceptual 
proposal and request for approval. 

*3:20 III. Millbrae Water Facility 

Tonia Macneil 

Approval of finalists for the Millbrae 
Water Facility and authorization of 
honorarium payment of $250 plus travel and 
per diem expenses each for site visit and 
interview. 

3:35 IV. Fire Stations 24 and 44 

Susan Pontious 

Approval of Selection Panel recommendations 
for artist's proposals for Fire Stations 
#24 and #44, and authorization for the 
Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 
contract with each artist for up to $16,975 
to implement the proposals. 

3:50 V. New Main Library 

Susan Pontious 

A. Presentation of Lothar Baumgarten 
Proposal and approval to spend up to $1,000 
to produce a mock-up for Lothar 
Baumgarten' s project. 

B. General Project Update 



4:05 VI. Civic Art Collection 

Debra Lehane 

A) Motion to accept with gratitude two 
photographic works by Elliott Linwood: 
"Silhouettes" (a triptych) and "Flap" 
valued at . 

B) Proposed gift to the City of Frank 
Garvey sculpture "The Disappeared." 

4:15 VII. Market Street Art in Transit Program 

Eleanor Beaton; Johanna Poethig 
Approval of artwork for poster series by 
Yerba Buena Seniors Creative Arts Workshop 
for Market Street Kiosks 



4:25 VIII Sculpture Site Plan 

Discusssion regarding scope of work 
relative to production of sculpture site 
plan and discussion regarding selection of 
consultant . 

4:40 IX. Old Business 

4:45 X. New Business 

4:50 XI. Adjournment 



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with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
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All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
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Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

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Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

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MINUTES 
VISUAL AfiTS_CI3MMITTEE 
OCT. 20, 1993^^ 

Commissioners Present: 

Anne Healy (Chair) DOO MWcmtc? r>FPT 

Aristides Demetrios 

Genny Lim COT 2 j 

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Eleanor Beaton PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Debra Lehane 
Tonia Macneil 
Susan Pontious 

I, Consent Calendar 

Tonia Macneil requested that item "C" on the Agenda 
Consent Calendar be removed, and discussed later in the 
meeting . 

ORDERED: Approval of the following Consent Calendar 
Items : 

A. Authorization to approve the selection of: Lewis 
deSoto , David Ireland, Mary Miss, Michael Singer, 
Richard Posner, Alice Adams, and the team of 
Kristin Jones/Andrew Ginzel as finalists for the 
New Courthouse Art Enrichment, and authorization 
for honorarium payment of $250 each and travel 
expenses not to exceed $1,000, each artist. 

B. Authorization to pay honorarium of up to $75 per 
meeting to Keith Morrision, Connie Lewallen, Karen 
Tsujimoto, and Renny Pritikin as jurors for the 
new Courthouse Art Enrichment. 

C. Authorization to pay juror fees of $75 per half 
day plus transportation expenses to Regina Mouton 
and Jim Prigoff, and to pay a consultant fee of 
$500 to Conrad Okamoto, Director of the Mural 
Resource Center, for the Muni Metro Turnaround 
Construction Fence Project. 

D. Authorization to pay juror fees of $75 per half 
day to Stephen Nash, Lorraine Garcia Nakata, and 
Donna Graves for the Millbrae Water Facility 
Project . 



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E. Approval of a mural to be located at 24th and York 
Streets, sponsored by R.A.P. Beautif ication Fund. 

F. Authorization to make final payment of $6,050 to 
George Gonzalez on contract for design development 
for the Wu Xing Pavilion for the new Skilled 
Mental Health Nursing Facility. 

G. Authorization for the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into contract with George Gonzalez for up 
to $75,00 to construct Wu Xing Pavilion for the 
new Skilled Mental Health Facility. 

H. Authorization to pay honorariums of $150 per full 
day to Jennifer Dowley, Edsel Matthews, Hilda Shum 
and Valerie Soe as jurors for the Market Street 
Art in Transit Program. 

I. Authorization to pay Leonard Hunter and Sheila 
Ghidini an amount not to exceed $2,000 in 
reimbursable expenses for the Muni M Line Boarding 
Platform Project. 

J. Authorization to increase Hilda Shum's design 

contract (#2820019) by $6,000 to cover engineering 
and other design development costs related to her 
artworks for the Skilled Mental Health Nursing 
Facility, and to extend the contract through 
3/31/94. 

K. Authorization for the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into contract with Roger Berry for up to 
$30,000 to develop a master plan for art 
enrichment at San Francisco International Airport. 

L. Authorization to develop an RFP and go out to bid 
for maintenance and conservation of artwork at San 
Francisco International Airport , 

M. Authorization to develop an RFP and go out TO^bid 
for a barrier to surround the Pomodoro sculpture 
at San Francisco International Airport. 

N. Authorization to use the $12,000 art enrichment 
funds generated by the new Police Ground 
Transportation Unit Building at San Francisco 
International Airport in the main terminal area at 
a site to be determined. 



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MOVED: Demetrios/Lim 
VOTE: Unanimous 

II. Valle jo-Churchill Garage 

Su-Chen Hung presented her proposal for Vallejo- 
Churchill Garage. The proposal consists of a red and 
green light hung above each parking stall in the 
garage. A sensor will detect whether or not the space 
is occupied. If it is empty, the light will go on. If 
it is filled, the light will go off. Garage users will 
be able to look down a row of cars and see easily 
whether or not there are any available parking stalls. 
The artist chose the colors red and green because they 
are symbolic to both the Asian and Italian communities. 

Tonia Macneil reported that the Parking Authority had 
agreed to assume the maintenance for the lights. 

ORDERED: Approval of Su-Chen Hung ' s conceptual 

proposal for lighting for the Valle jo-Churchill Garage. 

MOVED: Demetrios/Lim 

VOTE: Unanimous 

III. Millbrae Water Facility 

Tonia Macneil reported that the Selection Committee had 
unanimously selected Lita Albequerque, Nancy Holt, 
Michael Singer, Richard Turner and Jody Pinto as 
finalists for the Millbrae Water Facility, with Athena 
Tacha and Roger Berry as alternates if any of the above 
artists couldn't participate. 

ORDERED: Approval of Lita Albequerque, Nancy Holt, 
Michael Singer, Richard Turner and Jody Pinto as 
finalists for the Millbrae Water Facility (with Athena 
Tacha and Roger Berry as alternates), and authorization 
to pay the finalists a $250 honorarium plus travel and 
per diem expenses each for a site visit and interview. 
MOVED: Healy/Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

IV. Fire Stations #24 and #44 

Susan Pontious reported that the Selection Panel had 
chosen Jaap Bongers and Elizabeth Saltos for Fire 
Stations 24 and 44, respectively. 

A. Fire Station #24 



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Jaap Bongers proposal for Fire Station #24 
consists of the word "Fire" in 14 different 
languages cast in bronze letters and installed on 
the lintel frieze. Above the frieze, on the 
building facade, the Bureau of Architecture ^jjl 
design signage reading SFFD. The Committee 
expressed three concerns about the proposal for 
further study by the artist. 

1. Size of his lettering relative to the SFFD 
signage . 

2. Study the finish of his lettering; i.e. 
should it be brighter? 

3. Make sure the languages represented are 
reflective of the City's population. 

ORDERED: Approval of Jaap Bongers' conceptual 
design and authorization for the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with him 
for up to $16,975 to design, fabricate and install 
a work of art at Fire Station #24. 
MOVED: Healy/Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

B. Fire Station #44 S 

Elizabeth Saltos's proposal for Fire Station #44 
is a geometric relief sculpture of either 
perforated painted aluminum or copper. Final 
decision about the material will be made after 
consultation with the architect. 

ORDERED: Approval of Elizabeth Saltos' conceptual 
design, and authorization for the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with her 
for up to $16,975 to desitfh, fabricate and install 
a work of art at FiM Stftii©R #4-4 » 

moved: Lim/Dem«t*lei 

VOTE: Unanimous 

V. New Main Library 

Susan Pontious presented a mock-up of what Lothar 
Baumgarten's carving would look like relative to the 
seam line on the black granite panels. The Committee 
was satisfied that the seam would not be too prominent , 
but requested to see the final cartoon when it is 
finished. 



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ORDERED: Approval of Lothar Baumgarten's proposal for 

the granite panels on the facade of the new Main 

Library . 

MOVED: Lim/Demetrios 

VOTE: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Authorization to pay Christopher Stinehour up 
to $100 for the mock-up of the carving on granite for 
Lothar Baumgarten's artwork for the Library. 
MOVED: Healy/Lim 
VOTE: Unanimous 

Susan gave an update on the other projects for the 
Library. She reported that the first bid on Alice 
Aycock's piece came in way over budget, and that she 
was now looking for a local fabricator in the hope of 
getting a better price. 

VI. Civic Art Collection 

A. Debra Lehane presented two proposed gifts of 
photographs by Elliot Linwood: 

ORDERED: Motion to accept with gratitude two 
photographic works by Elliot Linwood; Silhouettes 
(a triptych), and Flap, valued at $1,400. 
MOVED: Lim/Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

B. Debra Lehane presented a proposed gift to the City 
of a sculpture by Frank Garvey entitled "The 
Disappeared" , which the artist intends as an AIDS 
memorial to be installed in Harvey Milk Plaza. 

She reported that the staff had reviewed the 
piece, and felt that its imagery was not 
appropriate for a public site, and recommended 
that the artist try to find a location in the 
private sector. 

ORDERED: To accept the staff recommendation not 

to accept Frank Garvey 's proposed gift of the 

sculpture, "The Disappeared" into the Civic Art 

Collection. 

MOVED: Demetrios/Lim 

VOTE: Unanimous 



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VII. Market St. 

A. Muni Boarding Platforms 

Eleanor Beaton reported that Muni had agreed 
to fund fabrication of 7 more poetry plaques 
for the boarding platforms. The Art 
Commission would only pay the artist 
honorariums. She requested approval for 
contracting again with the Poetry Center to 
curate the poetry selection. 

ORDERED: Approval to commission with the 
Poetry Center for $2,250 to select poetry 
samples for Phase 4 of the Muni-Boarding 
Islands. 44U* 

MOVED: Demetrios/Lim 
VOTE: Unanimous 

B. Apple Orchard Project 

Eleanor reported that the Port had overnight 
turned the area for the Apple Orchard project 
into a parking lot. The Port was interested 
in having the artist work with what area 
remained, (approximately 40' ), and the artist 
will try to modify her work accordingly. 

C. Johanna Poethig and artists from the Yerba 
Buena Seniors Creative Arts Workshop 
presented their designs for posters for the 
Market Street Kiosks. The poster series 
have the theme "YOU SHOULD LIVE SO LONG" , and 
the Committee found them both humorous and 

inspirational . 

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ORDERED: Approval of Johanna Poethig and the 
artists from the Yerba Buena Seniors Creative 
Arts Workshop proposals for the "YOU SHOULD 
LIVE SO LONG" poster designs for the Market 
Street Kiosks. 
MOTION: Healy/Lim 
VOTE: Unanimous 

VIII. Old Business 

A. Eleanor Beaton requested that the Committee 
approve making final payment for the design 
of the Promenade Ribbon Project to Stanley 
Saitowitz . 



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ORDERED: Authorization to make final payment 
for the design of the Promenade Ribbon Art 
Project to Stanley Saitowitz, thereby 
modifying and increasing his design fee from 
$40,000 to $41,000. Contracts of Barbara 
Stauffacher Soloman and Vito Acconci shall be 
modified and decreased from $40,000 to 
$39,333.31 

MOVED: Lim/Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

B. Mural Design for Women's Building 
Tonia Macneil presented the design for the 
mural proposed for the Women's Building, as 
well as an article appearing in the Monday, 
Oct. 18th edition of the Chronicle. The 
design had previously been approved by the 
Commission on staff recommendation. Ms. 
Macneil reported that although the Landmarks 
Board has no jurisdiction because the project 
does not require a permit, some members are 
upset about the project. 

C. Muralists for Muni-Metro Turnaround 
Construction Fence Projects 
Tonia Macneil asked the Committee if they 
wanted to also approve the artists' proposals 
for the construction fence murals. The 
Committee confirmed that it did. 

ORDERED: Approval of the Selection Panel's 
recommendation for the selection of Brett 
Cook with Senay Dennis, James Morgan with 
Creativity Explored, Johanna Poethig, Precita 
Eyes Mural Center, Rigo '93, and Together 
With Style to design murals for the Muni 
Metro Turnaround Construction Fence. 
MOVED: Demetrios/Lim 
VOTE: Unanimous 

IX. Site Plan 

Susan Pontious presented 3 potential program outlines 
for the proposed art site plan. The Committee agreed 
that they preferred a general survey whose main goal 
was to provide artists and arts organizations with 
information about how to gain access to sites under the 
jurisdiction of various city agencies. 



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The Committee asked that the staff review parameters of 
the "General Survey" program plan, and the 
qualifications of the consultants under consideration 
with this product in mind, and then have their 
recommendation placed under Committee reports for th< 
full Commission meeting. 



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ORDERED: That the staff review the consultant 
qua 1 ifications within the parameters of a general 
survey site plan ns defined in the 10/20/93 staff 
report, and make a recommendation for inclusion under 
Commit. tee Reports for- the Nov. 1 , 1993 Commission 
mee t i ng . 

MOVED: Healy/Lim 
VOTE: Unanimous 

The meeting was adjourned at 5 p.m. due to loss of a quorum. 

ORDERS AND REPORTS 

1. ORDERED: Approval of the following Consent Calendar 
Items : 

A. Authorization to approve the selection of: Lewis 
deSoto, David Ireland, Mary Miss, Michael Singer, 
Richard Posner, Alice Adams, and the team of 
Kristin Jones/Andrew Ginzel as finalists for the 
New Courthouse Art Enrichment, and authorization 
for honorarium payment of $250 each and travel 
expenses not to exceed $1,000, each artist. 

B. Authorization to pay honorarium of up to $75 per 
meeting to Keith Morrision, Connie Lewallen, Karen 
Tsujimoto, and Renny Pritikin as jurors for the 
new Courthouse Art Enrichment. 

C. Authorization to pay juror fees of $75 per half 
day plus transportation expenses to Regina Mouton 
and Jim Prigoff , and to pay a consultant fc^e of 
$500 to Conrad Okamoto, Director of the Mural 
Resource Center, for the Muni Met.ro turnaround 
Construction Fence Project. 

D. Authorization to pay juror fees of $75 per half 
day to Stephen Nash, Lorraine Garcia Nakata, and 
Donna Graves for the Mi librae Water Eacility 
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E. Approval of a mural to be located at 24th and York 
Streets, sponsored by R.A.P. beaut i f i cat ion Fund. 

F. Authorizaf i on to make final payment, of $6,051) to 
George Gonzalez on contract for design development 
for the Wu Xing Pa\ i 1 ion for the new Ski Lied 
Mental Health Nursing Facility. 

G. Authorization for the Director of Cul. Lural Affairs 
to enter- into contract, with George Gonzalez for up 
to $7 5,00 to construct Wu Xing Pavilion for the 
new Skilled Mental Health Facil ity. 

H . Authorization to pay honorariums of $150 per full 
day to Jennifer Dowley, Fdsel Matthews, Hilda Shum 
and Valerie Soe as jurors for the Market Street 
Art in Transit Program. 






Authorization to pay Leonard Hunter and Sheila 
Ghidini an amount not to exceed $2,000 in 
reimbursable expenses for the Muni M Line boarding 
Platform Project. 

Authorization to increase Hilda Shum's design 
contract (#2820019) by $6,000 to cover engineering 
and other design development costs related to her 
artworks lor the Skilled Mental Health Nursing 
Facility, and to extend the contract through 
3/31/94. 



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Authorization for the Director- of Cultural Affairs 
to enter- into contract with Roger- Berry for - up to 
$30,000 to develop a master plan for- art 
enrichment at San Francisco International Airport . 

Authorization to develop an RFP and go out to bid 
for maintenance and conservation of artwork at San 
Francisco L~nternat iona.1 Airport. 

Authorization t.o develop an RFP and go out to bid 
for a barrier to surround the Pomodoro sculpture 
at San Francisco Inter-national Airport. 



N. Authorization to use the $12,000 art enrichment 
funds generated by the new Police Ground 
Transportation Unit Building at San Francisco 
International Airport, in the main terminal area at 
a sit.e to be determined. 



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MOVED: Dernetrios/Lim 
VOTE: Unanimous 

2. ORDERED: Approval of Su-Chen Hung ' s conceptual 
proposal for lighting for the Valle jo-Churchill Garage. 
MOVED : Deme trios/ L 1 m 

VOTE: Unanimous 

3. ORDERED: Approval of Lita Albequerque, Nancy Holt, 
Michael Singer, Richard Turner and Jody Pinto as 
final isLs for the Mi librae Water Facility (with Athena 
Tacha and Roger Berry as alternates), and author i z^.: ion 
to pay the finalists a $250 honorarium plus travel and 
per diem expenses each for a site visit and interview. 
MOVED: Healy/Demetrios 

VOTE: Unanimous 

4. ORDERED: Approval of Jaap Bongers' conceptual design 
and authorization for the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into contract with him for up to $16,975 to 
design, fabricate and install a work of art at Fire 
Station #24. 

MOVED: Healy/Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

5. ORDERED: Approval of Elizabeth Saltos' conceptual 
design, and authorization for the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with her for up to 
$16,975 to design, fabricate and install a work of art 
at Fire Station #44. 

MOVED: Lim/Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

6. ORDERED: Approval of Lothar Baumgarten's proposal for 
the granite panels on the facade of the new Main 
I/ibrary . 

MOVED: Lim/Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

7. ORDERED: Authorization to pay Christopher Stinehour up 
to $100 for the mock-up of the carving on granite for 
Lothar Baumgarten's artwork for the Library. 

MOVED: Healy/Lim 
VOTE: Unanimous 



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8. ORDERED: Motion to accept with gratitude two 
photographic works by Elliot Linwood; Silhouettes (a 
triptych), and Flap, valued at $1,400. 

MOVED: Lim/Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

9. ORDERED: To accept the slaff recommendation not to 
accept Frank Garvey's proposed gift of the sculpture, 
"The Disappeared" into the Civic Art Collection. 
MOVED: Demetr ios/Lim 

VOTE: Unanimous 

10. ORDERED: Approval to commission with the Poetry Center 
for $2,250 to select poetry samples for Phase 4 of the 
Mun i -Boardi ng Islands. 

MOVED: Demetr ios/Lim 
VOTE: Unanimous 

11. ORDERED: Approval of Johanna Poethig and the artists 
from the Yerba Buena Seniors Creative Aits Workshop 
proposals for the "YOU SHOULD LIVE SO LONG" poster 
designs for the Market Street kiosks. 

MOTION: Healy/Lim 
VOTE: Unanimous 

12. ORDERED: Authorization to make final payment for the 
design of the Promenade Ribbon Art Project to Stanley 
Saitowitz, thereby modifying and increasing his design 

£ fee from $40,000 to $41,000. Contracts of Barbara 

Stauffacher Soloman and Vito Acconci shall be modified 
and decreased from $40,000 to $39,333.31 
MOVED: Lim/Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

13. ORDERED: Approval of the Selection Panel's 
recommendation for- the selection of Brett took with 
Senay Dennis, James Morgan with Creativity Explored, 
Johanna Poethig, Precita Eyes Mural Center-, Rigo '93, 
and Together With Style to design murals for the Muni 
Metro Turnaround Construction Fence. 

MOVED: Demetrios/Lim 
VOTE: Unanimous 

14. ORDERED: That the staff review the consultant 
qualifications within the parameters of a general 
survey site plan as defined in the 10/20/93 staff 
report, and make a recommendation for inclusion under 



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meet i ng . 

MOVED: Healy/Lim 

VOTE: Unanimous 



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Contract Extensions 

A. Authorization to modify the existing 
contract with Michael Manwaring by 
extending the completion date until 
January 31 , 1995 . 




B. Authorization to modify the existing 
contract of Anne Chamberlain by extending 
the completion date until June 30, 1994. 

C. Authorization to modify the existing 
contract of Su-Chen Hung by extending the 
completion date until June 30, 1994. 

D. Authorization to modify the existing 
contract of Lothar Baumgarten by 
extending the completion date through 
October 1, 1994. 

E. Authorization to modify the existing 
contract of Scott Donahue by extending 
the completion date to December 30, 1994. 

F. Authorization to modify the existing 
contract of Arthur Gonzalez by extending 
the completion date to December 30, 1994. 

Murals 

G. Approval of mural by Ray Patlan and 
Eduardo Pineda for the parking lot at 
24th and Lapp Streets sponsored by the 
24th Street Revi tal izat ion Committee. 

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Creativity Expiored, Rigo '93 and Brett 
Cook with Senay Dennis for the Muni Metro 
Turnback Project. 

Airport 

H. Authorization to pay a per diem and 

travel to Vivian Rodriguez from the Miami 
Airport Art Program and Jennifer Murphy 
from the Denver Airport Art Program to 
participate in a planning session for the 
Airport Art Program at the San Francisco 
International Airport. 

I. Approval of the following list of 

artists, arts professionals or designers 
as potential members of Airport Art 
Selection Panels: 

Ed Tanaka, Vivian Rodriguez, Price 
Amerson, Al Wong, Leonard Hunter, Helene 
Fried, Owen Lang, Regina Mouton, Regina 
Almaguer, Rene DeGuzman, Jon Winet, Diana 
Chadwick, Judy Moran, Lorraine Garcia- 
Nakata, Sheila Ghidini, Ann Cervantes, 
Jerry Alien, Nayland Blake, Stanley 
Saitowitz, David Izu, Terry Ow-Wing, Carl 
Cheng, Mark Palley, Sayed Alavi, Wang Po 
Shu, Cathy Simon, Marcia Tanner, Linda 
Blumberg, Jeannie Wiffenbach, Moira Roth, 
Jeannine Antoine, Sara Bates, Linda 
Craighead, Enrique Chagoya, Brett Cook, 
George Rivera, Rolando Castellon, Karen 
Payson, Arnold Kemp, Edsel Matthews and 
Rupert Garcia. 

Civic Center Courthouse 

J. Authorization for the Director of 

Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 
with one of the following finalists for 
the Civic Center Courthouse Project for a 
design fee not to exceed $50,000: Richard 
Posner, Kristen Jones and Andrew Ginzel, 
Lewis DeSoto, David Ireland, and Alice 
Adams, based upon the recommendation made 
by the Selection Panel on Tuesday, 
November 16, 1993. 

K. Authorization to provide project start-up 
funds in an amount not to exceed $5,000 
to one of the following artists for his 
or her work on the Civic Center 



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Courthouse Project: Richard Posner, Alice 
Adams, David Ireland, Lewis DeSoto , 
Kristen Jones and Andrew Ginzei depending 
upon approval of the Selection Panel 
recommend at ion . 

Market. Street 

L. Approval of the Selection Panel 

recommendations for the following 
projects as part of the Market Street Art 
in Transit Program Cycle 3, contingent 
upon permission from private property 
owners and City agencies as needed: 

♦Margaret Crane/Jon Winet: $3900 for 
The Market Street Chronicles" , a print 
publication work reflecting on urban 
experience and the nature of shared 
space, to be distributed free along 
Market Street 

♦Contraband: $7500 for 3 site- 
specific performances of text, dance and 
music, at Market and One Bush Street, 
near San Francisco's historic shoreline 

♦Cultural Odyssey: a maximum amount 
of $5,000 for a processional theatrical 
performance to inaugurate the S.F. 
African American Performance Art 
Festival , contingent upon submission and 
approval of a revised proposal providing 
more details on performance activities. 

♦Mission Cultural Center: $7700 for 
"Reclaiming Our Theatrical Past", 
encompassing a 24 poster kiosk display 
featuring Latinos in S.F. theatre 
history and a brown bag performance by 
Mascaritas Puppet Theatre. 

♦John Ammirati: $5,000 for "Five 
O'clock Shadow" a temporary one month 
charcoal drawing of shadow figures on the 
Market Street sidewalk 

♦The Luggage Store: $2500 for a 
series of roll-down door displays and 
banner installations 

♦Neil Mick: $350 for a sidewalk 
painting as a monument to homeless deaths 
that took place on Market Street, 
contingent upon approval of final image 



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*Pilar Olabarria: $4300 for window 
paintings for the Hibernia Bank Building 
to be created from workshops with 
Tenderloin children and elders, 
contingent upon availability of the 
building 

♦Ruth Santee: $2845 for "Padded 
Armchair and Ottoman" a one month 
sculpture installation which transforms 
existing pedestrian benches into 
upholstered furniture, contingent upon 
the artist providing a construction and 
installation plan for the project 

♦Ricardo Zulueta: $5000 for "Biased 
Targets", a series of temporary street 
signs with pamphlets on education and 
prevention of hate crimes, contingent 
upon submission and approval of an 
alternative icon for the sign 

♦Music in the Blood: $890 for a 
program of a cappella music on the themes 
of political struggle in American history 

♦Tale Spinners Theatre: $2000 for 2 
performances of the Candlestick Tales, 
theatrical storytelling with audience 
participation 

♦Estelle Akamine: $5,000 for the 
creation of wearable art from Market 
Street trash, and a series of promenade 
performances by dancers 

*Con*Temp: $4031 for "Job Security" 
a series of 4 performances where 
temporary workers create "products for 
meditation", conditional upon receiving 
permission from property owners 

♦Karen Atkinson: $5000 for 
"Projections in Public" a storefront 
window installation which will project 
slides of new work commissioned by 
photographers especially for this 
installation 

♦International Studies Academy and 
the Ansel Adams Center: a maximum of 
$6700 for a 24 poster kiosk display of a 
"photonove lla" created by community high 
school students 

♦Rigo '93: a maximum of $6700 for 
"Market Street Tales", moments of Market 



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Street presented as black and white 
comics for a 24 poster kiosk display 

*Sixth Street Photography Workshop: 
a maximum of $6700 for a 24 poster kiosk 
display project of images of the Sixth 
Street community created by workshop 
part i c i pants 

♦Small Press Traffic/The Lab: a 
maximum of $6700 for a collaborative 
poster series combining poetry and visual 
art for a 24 kiosk display 

Millbrae Water Facility 

M. Authorization for the Director of 

Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 
with any of the following finalists for 
the Millbrae Water Facility for a design 
fee not to exceed $15,000: Lita 
Albuquerque, Nancy Holt, Jody Pinto, 
Athena Tacha, and Richard Turner, based 
upon the recommendation made by the 
Selection Panel on December 3, 1993. 

N. Authorization to provide project start-up 
funds in an amount not to exceed $5,000 
to one of the following artists for his 
or her work on the Millbrae Water 
Facility Project: Lita Albuquerque, 
Nancy Holt, Jody Pinto, Athena Tacha and 
Richard Turner, based upon approval of 
the Selection Panel recommendation. 

Main Library 

0. Authorization to reimburse Alice Aycock 
for $1,614.65 in expenses incurred 
attending meetings on November 4th and 
5th with the Main Library architect and 
general contractor. 

Col I ecti oris 

P. Approval, of the loan of three paintings 
by Lucien Labaudt titled Accordian 
Flavor, Shampoo at Moss Beach, and Song 
of the Seas to the Wight Art Gallery 
exhibition Pacific Dreams: Currents of 
Surreality in Early California Art, 1934- 
5J7 and traveling itinerary. 

Q. Authorization to extend the long term 
loan of three dioramas from the Golden 
Gate International Exposition to Presidio 



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Army Museum from September 30, 1993 to 
September 30, 1998. 

R. Authorization for the Director of 

Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 
with conservator Dale Kronkright for the 
amount of $31,000 for the conservation of 
the monuments in Portsmouth Square. 

S. Authorization for the Director of 

Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 
with conservator Genevieve Baird for the 
amount of $35,000 for the maintenance of 
the Market Street Monuments. 

T. Authorization for the Director of 

Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 
with the conservator Tracy Power for the 
amount of $10,000 for the conservation fo 
the statue of Abraham Lincoln. 

Gallery 

U. Approval of Selection Panel 

recommendation of proposals by Donna 
Schumacher, Paul C. Windsor and Elise 
Brewster for City Site and authorization 
for the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
pay an honorarium of $6,000 to each 
artist for implementation, pending 
availability of funding. 

V. Approval to write letter of thanks to the 
American President Company for cleanup of 
City Site lot by employees during the 
company's Employee Week of Caring and for 
the donation of $250.00. 



3:30 II. General Hospital 

Susan Pontious 

Presentation of Selection Panel 
recommendation of proposal by Peter 
Richards for the SF General Hospital 
Garden Project. Request for 
authorization for the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 
with the approved artist for up to 
$15,500 to fabricate and install the 
project . 



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3:45 IV. Richmond Recreation Center 

Jill Manton, Sayed Aiavi 

Presentation of integrated design concept 
and request, lor approval and 
authorization to make final payment on 
the artist's design contract. 

V. Old Business 

4:00 VI. New Business 

Discussion and request for approval of 
procedures for review and approval of 
permanent and temporary works of art by 
the Visual Arts Committee. 

4:30 V. Adjournment 



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A CCESSWIUTY IN FORMA TION 

'Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbslde parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location arc: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Gmve, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hnUine at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accomodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)554-9671 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



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Exploration: City Site 1994 
Selected Projects 

The 1994 City Site Selection Panel met on October 20, 1993. Panelists were 
Reiko Goto, Mie Preckler, Horace Washington, and Victor Zaballa (profiles on 
page 2). The panel reviewed 20 proposals, representing a broad range of methods, 
materials and artistic approaches to this site-specific program. The panelists focused 
on the following criteria: 

1) Artistic excellence and technical competence 

2) Suitability of the project to the site 

3) The project's relationship to the social, cultural, or environmental identity 
of the site and surrounding area 

4) Structural and surface integrity , safety and maintenance considerations 
6) Ability of the project to fulfill the objectives of the Gallery and its 

programs. 

The panel also considered the proposals as they would relate to each other. 
Panelists discussed selecting work that would present a diverse mix of artistic 
content, materials, and use of the space. 

Selected City Site Proposals 

1. Title: "Homes of Other Direction" Artist: Donna Schumacher 
Description: 

"Homes of Other Direction" explores the possibility of living a life of simple 
humanity, while surrounded by the industrial and technological fabric of Today's 
World. It creates a delicate balance of powerful physical presence, familiar 
technology, and subtle content. 

The project features 3 steel truss towers, approximately 15 feet in height and 
modeled after electrical towers commonly seen poised along the highway. Placed 
from front to rear of the lot, they are connected to each other by high-tension lines, 
and to a fourth tower installed inside the gallery. 

Mounted within the upper center region of each tower, large video monitors 
radiate continuous images of home and humanity. Recalling the domestic 
voyeurism of Alfred Hitchcock's movie "Rear Window," each looming lower 
displays a window-like view of a person living within their personal space. These 
detached views of life at home are intercut with images of body fragments (faces, 
hands, etc.), adding subjective content to the tapes. The 4 video monitors run 
continuously, day and night. 

The towers create a false sense of scale and exaggerated perspective. This 
impression is effectively enhanced by the lot's narrow, upward slope and the 
viewer's elevated sidewalk vantage point. The physical mass of the lowers 
& physically enclose the images, adding poignancy to the human stories ihey reveal. 

2. Title: "Earth Processor: A Gift From Our Ancestors" Artist: Paul C. Windsor 
Description: 

This installation was inspired by Tibetan and Navajo sand painting, 
Zen rock gardens, and computer micro-chip design. This massive, 70 fool by 1 15 
foot crushed-rock painting represents a visual and conceptual merging of ancient 
religious symbols with the quintessential symbol ol the modern age -- the 
microprocessor. Impressive in scale, the painting nonetheless inspires a meditative 
viewing posture. Although the "Earth Processor" is surface-bound, unlike the 



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point. It recalls the ancient bird and animal drawings of the Peruvian and South 
American plateaus, visible only from the air. 

3. Title: "Pleuropogon" Artist: Elise Brewster 
Description: 

"Pleuropogon" creates an organic system in the City Site lot by re- 
establishing the meadow and marshland grasses that once thrived in what is now 
the Civic Center area. The lot will feature meadow grasses, a bridge marsh, mosses 
cultivated on wire-mesh screen, and KXX) glass bottles of rain water and algae. 
Brewster has devised a viable irrigation system that utilizes the gallery's roof and a 
windmill pump. 

The cyclical nature of "Pleuropogon" adds a compelling aspect to the project 
making it particularly appropriate to the City Site lot. The average gallery visitor 
will passively view a visual art exhibition perhaps once or twice during its 
scheduled run. Hundreds of Civic Center-area government, office and cultural 
employees, passing the installation every day, will observe a living system grow 
and change over the course of the project. 

Panelist Profiles 

Reiko Goto studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and_Women's 
College of Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan. She is a 1993 Capp Street Artist-in-Residence, 
a 1990 California Arts Council Artists Fellowship recipient, and was a 1989 Artist- 
in-Residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts. Her exhibitions include 
Intersection for the Arts and the LAB, San Francisco, the Richmond Art Center, 
Richmond, CA, the Palo Alto Cultural Center, and the University of Hawaii. Her 
civic art projects have included artwork for the Yerba Buena Gardens, the Asian 
branch of the Oakland Public Library, and the San Andreas Water Treatment 
Facility. Installation artist Mie Preckler was born in Antwerp, Belgium and 
studied at National Higher Institute for Architecture and Urban Development, 
Antwerp and JFK University, Berkeley. She participated in Exploration: City Site 
in 1991 with her installation "Sal Terrae." She is a recipient of a Western States 
Arts Federation Collectors Resource Program Award and in 1988 was an Artist-in- 
Residence at the Headlands. Her include the Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA, 
New Langton Arts, San Francisco, The Headlands Center for the Arts, Berkeley 
Art Center, and Crawford Municipal Museum, Cork, Ireland. Horace 
Washington studied at California State University, Sacramento and the San 
Francisco Art Institute. His public art projects include the Seattle Center 
Redevelopment Project, Los Angeles County Transportation Commission Vernon 
Station Sculpture, Dignity House Mural Complex, City of Oakland, Northern 
Police Station Sculpture, San Francisco Art Commission, and through the San 
Francisco Mayor's Office of Community Development Creativity Explored Tile 
Mural, Plaza East Tile Mural and Alice Griffith Youth Center Mural, Martin Luther 
King Swimming Pool Tile Mural. As a studio artist, Washington has exhibited at 
Gallery Imago, San Francisco, University of California Santa Cruz, the Redding 
Museum, Redding, CA, San Jose Museum of Art, and the Berkeley Art Center. 
Victor Zaballa recieved his BA in Physics and Mathematics from the Instituto 
Politecnico Nacional, Mexico City and was an Apprentice to mural painter Taller 
Siqueiros, Guernavaca. He is a 1994 Artist-in-Residence at the Headlands Center 
for the Arts. His exhibitions and performances include the De Young Museum, San 
Francisco Art Institute, Galeria de la Raza, Mission Cultural Center, the 
Exploratorium, American Indian Contemporary Arts, and the Lab, San Francisco. 
He has exhibitied at the Oakland Museum, UC Berkeley at Blackhawk, Pro Arts, 
and the Chicano Humanities and Arts Council, Denver, CO. 



November 9, 1993 

STAFF REPORT 
TO: The Honorable Members of the Visual Art Committee 
FROM: Debra Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager (^/IaJI^^ 

RE: CIVIC ART COLLECTION CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS 

P. Request from Wight Art Gallery to borrow three paintings by 
Lucien Labaudt from his surreal period. These works are 
currently on loan to city offices and can be exchanged with the 
departments for other works from the collection. The exhibition 
titled Pacific Dreams: Currents of Surreal i ty in Early 
California Art, 1934-57 travels to the Nora Eccles Harrison 
Musuem at Utah State University, Logan UT ; The Terra Museum , 
Chicago IL; and ends at the Oakland Museum in the summer of 1996. 
This is an opportunity to have these works seen by a larger 
audience. I hope to also negotiate some cleaning or framing in 
exchange for the loan. Staff Recommendation is to approve the 
loan . 

Q. Loan of three dioramas to Presidio Army Museum. The Art 
Commission commissioned for the 1939-40 Golden Gate International 
Exposition on Treasure Island dioramas which depicted periods of 
San Francisco's History. The dioramas were loaned after the fair 
to the Presidio Museum and to the Maritime Museum. The dioramas 
at the Maritime Museum were not cared for properly and fell into 
disrepair. The Presidio Museum, however, has used these dioramas 
as displays and have kept them in good condition. The dioramas 
depict: Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915; 1906 
Earthquake; Presidio of San Francisco Origins. With the 
changes in command under way at the Presidio, the National Park 
Service is establishing new loan forms and agreements with 
lenders. Staff recommendation is to approve the five vear loan 
request for the dioramas. 

R. Portsmouth Square Conservation: The upper portion of 
Portsmouth Square is under construction as approved through Civic 
Design. The Recreation and Park Department has provided funds 
to the Art Commission to restore and conserve the monuments in 
Portsmouth Square. The amount received is $35,000 which includes 
an administrative fee for administering the contract and 
inspecting the work. The conservator chosen for tne work is Dale 
Kronkri ght . 

S. Market Street Monument Maintenance: A portion of the Gannet 
Bus Shelter money is set aside each year for maintenance of the 
Market Street Monuments. Through the request for qualifications 
process, Genevieve Baird was selected for the Market Street 
Project for the amount of $35,000. Part of the scope of services 
for Genevieve will be to recommend a three year cvcle for 
maintaining the Market Street monuments. 

T. Abraham Lincoln: The Art Commission received $10,000 from 
the Capital Improvements funds for repair of the Abraham Lincoln 
statue on the Polk Street side of City Hall. Tracy Power has 
been selected to perform the conservation treatment. 



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Market Street Art in Transit 



ACTION: Motion to approve Selection Panel recommendations 
for Market Street Art in Transit, Program Cycle 3 (Consent 
Calendar Item) 

The Selection Panel for Market Street, Program Cycle 3 met 
on November 5 and out of a field of approximately 70 
proposals selected 19 projects for implementation. 

Selection Panel members were: 

Jennifer Dowley, Director of Headlands Center for the 

Arts 
Anne Healy, Artist/Educator/Art Commissioner 
Edsel Matthews, Director of Koncepts Cultural Gallery 
Hilda Shum, Installation artist 
Valerie Soe , Video artist 

Selection Panel recommendations will be listed as a consent 

calendar item on your agenda; copies of proposals will be 

available at the November meeting to give you more detailed 
information on the projects. 



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Visual Arts Committee Reports 



Consent Calendar Item A 

This proposed contract modification will allow us to keep 
the contract with Michael Manwaring for the Embarcadero 
Historical and Interpretive Signage Project open until the 
King Street segment of the Waterfront Transportation 
Projects has been designed and installed. For your 
information, the plaques for the South Embarcadero have been 
fabricated and installation will begin on November 11! 
Please let me know if you'd 1 ike me to arrange for a tour of 
the p laques . 

Consent Calendar Item H 

As we embark on the development of the new Airport Public 
Art program, we thought it would be beneficial to meet with 
other administrators of new Airport art programs for an 
intensive brain-storming session. We will coordinate the 
time of their visit with the meeting of the Airport 
Selection panel so that they may also serve as guest 
panelists. This way their visit will serve a dual purpose. 

Vivian Rodriquez is the Director of the Metro Dade Public 
Art Program and is in the process of implementing a multi- 
million dollar- art program at the Miami Airport which 
involved a variety of artistic approaches. Jennifer Murphy 
is the Director of the new public art program at the Denver 
International Airport and similarly, lias had extensive 
experience in working out the logist ics of a multi-phased 
art program concurrent with new const ruction. 

Consent Calendar I tern I 

We anticipate the there will be several different groups of 
Selection Panels covened for the various Airport art 
projects. Some of these projects will involve artists 
working as members of the architectural design team and 
other- projects may involve works that are integrated into 
the airport design. We anticipate that there v-.il 1 be a great 
variety of artistic approaches under consideration, the list 
of panelists that we have recommended includes a good ratio 
of women to men as well as diverse cultural representation. 
Many of the artists have actually worked with the public art 



program or have been candidates for our projects. Many of 
the architects recommended have also been involved in public 
art projects. With the exception of Vivian Rodriguez, 
Jennifer Murphy and Mark Pal ley, all of the recommended 
panelists are from the Bay Area. 

Consent Calendar Item J 

The Court House Selection Panel will meet on Tuesday 
November 16th to interview the last candidate for the Court 
House public art project and then will decide upon the most 
appropriate candidate for the project. The five finalists 
are Kristin Jones and Andrew Ginzel, David Ireland, Lewis De 
Soto, Alice Adams and Richard Posner. At Wednesday's 
meeting, I will ask you to accept the panels' final 
recommendation and authorize the Director to enter into 
contract for the artist's participation as a member of the 
project design team for a fee of $50,000. Slides of all of 
the finalists' work will be available if you wish to view 
them. 

Consent Calendar Item K 

The contracting process may take as long as four months. In 
order to bring the new court house artist on board as soon 
as possible, I am asking that you authorize up to $5,000 in 
artist fees and/or expenses so that we may proceed 
immediately. This fee will be deducted from the $50,00 
design fee recommended in I tern J. 

Agenda Item IV. Richmond Recreation Center 

I am happy to report at everything has been amicably and 
artistically resolved in the project design and working 
relationship between Seyed Alavi and the project landscape 
architect, Jacque Keller. James Monday from the 
architectural firm of Marquis Associates has been working as 
the architect's liaison to this project and has been a very 
positive addition to the team. Seyed has fully participated 
in the evolution of the landscape design. Special thanks 
should go to Bob Nist the project manager for his hard work 
in moving the project forward, setting new and fair ground 
rules and for his belief in the value and magic of having an 
artist like Seyed involved. I would greatly appreciate it if 
one of the Commissioners could commend Bob on his very 
successful work to bring this process to a positive and 
aesthetically strong resolution. 






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Co mmissioners Present : 
Anne Healy 
Robert. LaRocca 
G e n n y I , i nt 

Staff Presen t: 

Eleanor- Beaton 
Ton i a Macne il 
.Jill Man ton 
Susan Pont ions 
Jason Tannen 

I. Consent- Calendar 

Consent Calendar was amended and approved (See Reports and 
Orders ) . 

II. General Hospital 

Susan Pontious reported the Selection Panel's unanimous 
recommendation of Peter Richards' proposal for the General 
Hospital Garden Project. Peter has identified a site 
already vised by employees to congregate, and will create a 
series of pathways and seating. Granite and crushed 
pumice will be used for accentuation. In addition, the 
artist is considering additional materials such as red 
sandstone and an oyster shell walk to enhance the effect. 

ORDERED: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with Peter Richards for up 
to $15,500 to fabricate and install the SE General 
Hospital Garden project. 

Moved: Healy /LaRocca 

Vote: Unanimous 

III. Old Business 

A. Mi librae Water Eacility 

Tonia Macneil reported that Nancy Holt has withdrawn as a 
finalist for the Mi librae Water Facility Project. The 
Selection Panel had designated Roger Berry as an alternate 
finalist, however, Roger is currently under contract to 
the Art Commission for the Airport Art Master Plan. The 
Committee recommended that the finalists for the Millbrae 
Project be limited to the remaining four candidates, and 
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eligibility be reviewed and amended, if needed, to avoid 
the situation in which an artist would be working on two 
concurrent public art commin i ss ions . 

ORDERED: Authorization for Lhe hi rector of Cultural 
Affairs to enter' into contract with any one of the 
following finalists for the Mill brae Water Facility for- a 
design fee not to exceed $15,000: Lita Albuquerque, Jody 
Pinto, Athena Tacha, or Richard Turner, based upon the 
recommendation made by the Selection Panel on December 3, 
1993 
AND 

Authorization to provide project start-up funds in an 
amount not to exceed $5,000 to one of the following 
artists for his or her work on the Millbrae Water Facility 
Project: Lita Albuquerque, Jody Pinto, Athena Tacha or 
Richard Turner, based upon approval of the Selection Panel 
recommendation . 

Moved: Lim/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

B. Sculpture Site Profile 

ORDERED: Motion to rescind Resolution f 1101-93-479 and 
to approve a grant to Judy Moran in the amount of &5,000 
to develop a general site plan process and guidelines 
detailing how individuals and/or organizations gain 
permission to temporarily install works of art on public 
property under the jurisdiction of various city agencies. 

Moved: Lim/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

C. Airport Art Program 

Susan Pontious reported that temporary work such as 
performance will not be possible at the Airport because 
funds from the bond are rest rict.ed to permanent artwork. 
Nonetheless, Ms. Pontious is cont inning to explore ways to 
incorporate alternative genres and media into the program, 
such as the possibility of video and interactive computer 
installations which would be permanen I. acciulsit inns. 

D. Muni M Line Boarding Platforms 

Jill Manton advised the Committee that the Public 
Utilities Commission approval o-f Leonard Hunter and Sheila 
Ghidini's design for platform amenities had been 
stalemated, in spite of commmunity testimony on behalf of 
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problems with the fare collection system at the platforms. 
The design wi II be brought again for approval to the 
P.U.C. and Commissioners were asked to urge approval of 
the design to the Mayor and the P.U.C. Co in mini ss ioners . 

JV. New Business 

A . Mu ra 1 Appro va 1 

ORDERED: Approval of mural sponsored by the Precita Eyes 
Mural Center by Richard Norris for the Cleveland School. 

Moved : Healy / LaRocca 
Yo te : Unan i mou s 

B. Jill Man ton informed t lie Committee that she lias 
received a letter from Noel Neri who has agreed to execute 
a tiJe design of a Joan Brown painting for the sum of 
$26,000 exclusive of the cost of preparing walls for tile. 
Before proceeding, Ms. Manton will discuss the proposed 
site for this work with staff from Moscone and the SF 
Redevelopment Agency . 

V. Richmond Recreation Center. 

Bob Nisi presented the architectural model for the 
Recreation center, and Seyed Alavi explained the plan for 
his project. The overall intent is to create a sense of 
arrival at the building as well as to give a sense of the 
community, which includes Asians, Russians, and elders, 
among others. Alavi has developed a suburban garden 
experience in collaboration with the project landscape 
architect. Elements of the design include radiating 
patterns of curvilinear lines; a hexagonal form - 
reflective of Feng shui - at sidewalk entrance points, 
with the form repeated in seating patterns; use of rocks 
to evoke an Asian gar-den; boulders inscribed with poetry. 
The element of water will be reflected metaphorically in 
some way . 

Commissioners suggested carrying the form of the 
concentric curves into the interior of the building in 
some way, to establish an experience of continuity. 

ORDERED: Motion to approve Seyed Alavi 's design concept 
for the Richmond Recreation center and to authorize final 
payment on the artist's design contract. 

Moved: Lim/llealy 
Vote: Unanimous 



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ORDERS AND REPORTS: 

1. Ordered: Approval of the amended consent calendar as 
follows : 

A. Authorization to modify the existing 
contract with Michael Manwaring by 
extending the completion date until January 
31, 1995. 

B . Authorization to modify the exist i.ng 
contract of Anne Chamberlain by extending 
the completion date until June 30, 19 9-1. 

C. Authorization to modify the existing 
contract of Su-Chen Hung by extending the 
completion date until June 3D, 1994. 

D. Authorization to modify the existing 
contract of hothar Baumgarten by extending 
the completion date through October 1, 
1994. 

E. Authorization to modify the existing 
contract of Scott Donahue by extending the 
completion date to December 30, 1994. 

F. Authorization to modify the existing 
contract of Arthur Gonzalez by extending 
the completion date to December' JO, 1994. 

G. Approval of mural by Ray Rat Ian and Eduardo 
Pineda for- the par-king lot at 24th and Capp 
Streets sponsored by the 24th Street 

Rev rial i za t i on Comm i 1 1 ee . 

Hi Approval of mural proposal by I'ogether With 
Style fur' the Muni Metro Turnback Project. 

1. Authorization to pa> a per diem and LraveJ 
to Vivian Rodriguez from the Miami Airport 
Art Program and Jennifer Murphj from tin' 
Denver - Airport. Art Program to part LcLpate 
in a planning session for- the Airport Ait 
Program at. the San Francisco International 
A i rpo r t . 

J . Approval u i the f o 1. low i ng list o i' artists, 
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potential members of Airport Art Selection 
Panel s : 

Ed Tanaka, Vivian Rodriguez, 
Price Amerson, Al Wong, Leonard Hunter, 
Helene Fried, Owen Lang, Regina Mouton, 
Regina Almaguer, Rene DeGuzman, Jon Winet, 
Diana Chadwick, Judy Moran, Lorraine 
Garcia-Nakata, Sheila Ghidini, Ann 
Cervantes, Jerry Allen, Nayland Blake, 
Stanley Sai.tow.itz, David lzu, Terry Ow- 
Wing, Carl Cheng, Mark Palley, Sayed Alavi, 
Wang Po Shu, Cathy Simon, Marcia Tanner, 
Linda Blumberg, Jeannie Wiffenbach, Moira 
Roth, Jeannine Antoine, Sara Bates, Linda 
Craighead, Enrique Chagoya, Brett Cook, 
George Rivera, Rolando Castellon, Karen 
Payson, Arnold Kemp, Edsel Matthews and 
Rupert Garc ia . 

K. Authorization for the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter info contract with Lewis 
DeSoto for the Civic (.'enter Courthouse 
Project for a design fee not to exceed 
$50, 000 

L. Authorization to provide project start-up 
funds in an amount not to exceed $5,000 to 
Lewis deSofo for work on the Civic Center 
Courthouse Project. 

M. Approval of the Selection Panel 

recommendations for the following projects 
as part of the Market Street Art in Transit 
Program Cycle 3, contingent upon permission 
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ket. Street Chronicles", a print 

Lion work reflecting on urban 

nee and the nature of shared space, 

istributed free along Market Street 

ontraband: $7500 for 3 site-specific 

ances of text, dance and music, at 

and One Bush Street, near San 

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ultural Odyssey: a maximum amount of 

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performance to inaugurate the S.F. African 
American Performance Art Festival, 
contingent upon submission and approval of 
a revised proposal providing more details 
on performance activities. 

* Mission Cultural Center: $7700 for 
"Reclaiming Our Theatrical Past", 
encompassing a 24 poster kiosk display 
featuring Latinos in S.F. theatre history 
and a brown bag performance by iMascaritas 
Puppet Theatre. 

*John Ammirati: $5,000 for "Five 
O'clock Shadow" a temporary one month 
charcoal drawing of shadow figures on the 
Market Street sidewalk 

*The Luggage Store: $2500 for a series 
of roll -down door- displays and banner 
installations 

*Neil Mick: $350 for a sidewalk 
painting as a monument to homeless deaths 
that took place on Market Street, 
contingent upon approval of final image 

*Pilar Olabarria: $4300 for window 
paintings for the Hibernia Bank Building to 
be created from workshops with Tenderloin 
children and elders, contingent upon 
availability of the building 

*Ruth San tee: $284 5 for "Padded 
Armchair and Ottoman" a one month sculpture 
installation which transforms existing 
pedestrian benches into upholstered 
furniture, contingent upon the artist 
providing a const rue t. ion and installation 
plan for the project 

*Ricardo Zulueta: $5000 for "Biased 
Targets", a series of temporary street 
signs with pamphlets on education and 
prevention of hate crimes, contingent upon 
submission cind approval of an alternat Lve 
icon for the sign 

♦ Music in the? Blood: $H9(> for a 
program of a cappella music on the themes 
of political struggle in American historj 

*Tale Spinners Theatre: $2000 for- 2 
performances of ihe Candlestick Tales, 
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*Estelle Akamine: $5,000 for the 
creation of wearable art from Market Street 
trash, and a series of promenade 
performances by dancers 

*Con*Temp: $4031 for "Job Security" a 
series of 4 performances where temporary 
workers create "products for meditation" , 
conditional upon receiving permission from 
property owners 

♦Karen Atkinson: $5000 for 
"Projections in Public" a storefront window 
installation which will project slides of 
new work commissioned by photographers 
especially for this installation 

♦International Studies Academy and the 
Ansel Adams Center: a maximum of $6700 for 
a 24 poster kiosk display of a 
"photonovella" created by community high 
school students 

*Rigo '93: a maximum of $6700 for 
"Market Street Tales" , moments of Market 
Street presented as black and white comics 
for a 24 poster kiosk display 

♦Sixth Street Photography Workshop: a 
maximum of $6700 for a 24 poster kiosk 
display project of images of the Sixth 
Street community created by workshop 
participants 

♦Small Press Traffic/The Lab: a 
maximum of $6700 for a collaborative poster 
series combining poetry and visual art for 
a 24 kiosk display 
N. Authorization to reimburse Alice Aycock for 
$1,614.65 in expenses incurred attending 
meetings on November 4th and 5th with the 
Main Library architect and general 
contractor . 
O. Approval of the loan of three paintings by 
Lucien Labaudt titled Accordian Player, 
Shampoo at Moss Beach, and Song of the Seas 
to the Wight Art Gallery exhibition Pacific 
Dreams: Currents of Surreality in Early 
California Art, 1934-57 and traveling 
i tine rary . 

P. Authorization to extend the long term loan 
of three dioramas from the Golden Gate 
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Museum from September 30, 1993 to September 
30, 1998. 

Q. Authorization for the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with 
conservator Dale Kronkright for the amount 
of $31,000 for the conservation of the 
monuments in Portsmouth Square. 

R. Authorization for the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with 
conservator Genevieve Baird for the amount 
of $35,000 for the maintenance of the 
Market Street Monuments. 

S. Authorization for the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with the 
conservator Tracy Power for the amount of 
$10,000 for the conservation fo the statue 
of Abraham Lincoln. 

T. Approval of Selection Panel recommendation 
of proposals by Donna Schumacher, Paul C. 
Windsor and Elise Brewster for City Site 
and authorization for the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to pay $5,000 for artist 
materials and $1,000 for artist honorarium 
to each artist for implementation, pending 
availability of funding. 

U. Approval to write letter of thanks to the 
American President Company for cleanup of 
City Site lot by employees during the 
company's Employee Week of Cciring and for 
the donation of $250.00. 

Moved: LaRocca/Lim 
Vote: Unanimous 

2. ORDERED: Motion to authorize the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with Peter 
Richards for up to $15,500 to fabricate and install the SF 
General Hospital Garden project. 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 



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3. ORDERED: Authorization for the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with any one of the 
following finalists for the Millbrae Water Facility for a 
design fee not to exceed $15,999: Lita Albuquerque, Jody 
Pinto, Athena Tacha, or Richard Turner, based upon the 
recommendation made by the Selection Panel on December 3, 
1993 

AND 

Authorization to provide project start-up funds in an 
amount not to exceed $5,000 to one of the following 
artists for his or her work on the Millbrae Water Facility 
Project: Lita Albuquerque, Jody Pinto, Athena Tacha or 
Richard Turner, based upon approval of the Selection Panel 
r e c o mm enda t i o n . 

Moved: Lim/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

4. ORDERED: Motion to rescind Resolution # 1101-93-479 
and to approve a grant to Judy Moran in the amount of 
$5,000 to develop a general site plan process and 
guidelines detailing how individuals and/or organizations 
gain permission to temporarily install works of art on 
public property under the jurisdiction of various city 
agencies . 

Moved: Lim/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

5. ORDERED: Approval of mural sponsored by the Precita 
Eyes Mural Center by Richard Norris for the Cleveland 
School . 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

6. ORDERED: Motion to approve Seyed Alavi's design 
concept for the Richmond Recreation Center and to 
authorize final payment on the artist's design contract. 

Moved: Lim/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 



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Respectfully submitted, 

Eleanor Beaton 

Curator, Public Art Program 



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Commissioners Present; 
Aristides Demetrios 
Anne Healy 
Robert LaRocca 
Dodie Rosekranz 

Staff Present; 
Eleanor Beaton 
Debra Lehane 
Tonia Macneil 
Jill Manton 
Susan Pontious 
Jason Tannen 
Joanne Chow Winship 

The meeting was called to order at 3:12 P.M. 

I . Consent Calendar 

Consent Calendar was approved (See Reports and Orders). 

II. Chinatown Park and Recreation Center 

Jill Manton reported that four finalist teams had 
previously been selected to present proposals for the 
Chinatown Park and Recreation Center project. Upon review 
of the finalist proposals, the Selection Panel recommended 
that two of the teams carry out projects: 

1) Marcia Donahue, who will create a series of stone 
sculptures taking the form of either human faces or fruits 
- such as peaches and persimmons. The Selection Panel 
favorably noted the tactile presence of the sculpture 
which will be accessible to the non-sighted. 

2) The team of Hervy Lam, Clayton Shiu, Lam-Po Leong 
and Wenyu Xu which proposed a paving design for the entry 
courtyard of the Recreation Center. The design will 
incorporate Chinese calligraphy as well as text from an 
ancient poem, and may be executed either in marble 
terrazzo or flagstone depending on the budget. 

Manton also showed the Committee an additional design 
proposal presented by artist team Susan Mak and Baoping 
Chen. While the architect team recommended proceeding 
with this additional design, the Selection Panel did not 
reach concensus on this recommendation. Manton stated 
that she would like to reserve the option to return to the 



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Committee at a later date pending resolution of project 
finances to discuss commissioning Mak and Chen to create a 
design for the building gate and the park fencing. 

ORDERED: Motion to authorize the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with Marcia 
Donahue to create a series of stone sculptures for 
the Chinatown Park and Recreation Center for a total 
budget not to exceed $25,000. 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Motion to authorize the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with Hervy 
Lam, Clayton Shiu, Lam-Po Leong and Wenyu Xu for the 
design and fabrication of a paving medallion for the 
entry plaza of the new Chinatown Park for a total fee 
not to exceed $25,000. 

Moved: LaRocca/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

III. Mental Health Facility 

Susan Pontious proposed the purchase of a watercolor by 
Juana Alicia, at a cost of $1,000. The artwork serves as 
the centerpiece of a children's book illustrated by 
Alicia, entitled " El Dia de las Madres." 

ORDERED: Authorization to purchase "El Dia de las 
Madres" by Juana Alicia, at a cost of $1,000, for the 
Mental Health Facility. 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

IV. San Francisco International Airport 

A. Curator Susan Pontious requested a waiver of the 
current public art program eligibility guidelines which 
specify that an artist currently holding a major 
commission is not eligibile for another commission for a 
period of five years. The purpose of this waiver is to 
avoid exclusion of local artists from the one-time 
opportunity presented by the Airport expansion program, 
and to fulfill a mandate of employing local artists of 
ethnic diversity. The Committee agreed to waive 



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eligibility guidelines for the San Francisco International 
Airport project on a one-time only basis. 

B) Roger Berry, the artist who is preparing the Arts 
Master Plan for the airport expansion, showed the 
Committee schematic drawings of the airport expansion 
design. Five buildings will be added, each designed by a 
different architectural team. Berry also outlined a 
general framework for the development of the art program: 
the first phase will focus on the selection of artists to 
create integrated artwork, working with the architectural 
team . The second phase will involve the commissioning of 
discrete artwork for specific places. These opportunities 
for commissions will be identified during schematic 
design, to take place January through May, 1994. The 
third phase will identify potential options for re- 
configuring the permanent airport collection. And the 
fourth phase will identify technical infrastructure for 
art opportunities - such as a video wall- for which the 
airport itself will be responsible for long term 
programming . 

To proceed with the first phase, Berry recommended a 
process whereby a team of eight artists would be 
identified to participate on the design team. Artists 
would be selected through a charrette process, and must be 
able to work on a fast track schedule. Finalists will be 
selected on or close to January 26, 1994. Susan Pontious 
invited Commissioners to suggest artist candidates. 
Commissioner Healy volunteered to serve as Commission 
liaison for the January selection; during subsequent 
selection for subsequent stages Visual Art Committee 
members may share the responsibility of liaison role. 

Commissioners also questioned the relationship of planning 
for the Airport Exhibition Program and the planning for 
the expansion of the Airport Collection and voiced a 
preference to have the programs developed in conjunction 
with one another, rather than separately. 

NOTE: Commissioner Rosekrans departed at 4:00 p.m. 

V. Old Business 

A. Market Street Art in Transit 

Eleanor Beaton reported on changes in the Muni Sound 

project to be implemented by Bill Fontana. Originally 

conceived as a live sound broadcast from the Castro 

Theatre Organ into the Castro Street Muni Station, the 



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artist subsequently revised the project. Fontana intended 
to create a 70 minute compact disc recording of sounds in 
the vicinity of the Market Street Muni stations, to be 
played back into five Muni stations for a duration of one 
month. However, Muni had just determined that only one 
station, not five, would be able to be engineered to play 
the compact disc recording. Committee members agreed that 
because of the diminished project scope, the project 
should be terminated. 

B. Millbrae Water Facility 

Tonia Macneil reported that Jody Pinto has been selected 

for the Millbrae art enrichment. 

VI . New Business 

Bill Morrison, an independent consultant serving as an ad 
hoc volunteer, requested that Committee members and all in 
attendance review and respond to the "Draft General 
Management Plan for the Presidio of San Francisco" and 
convey their comments to the National Park service by 
December 21, 1993. 

Commissioner Healy recommended that a letter be prepared 
from the Commission with a statement supporting the use of 
artists as a creative resource in all planning and design 
efforts for the Presidio. 

The meeting was adjourned at 4:40 p.m. 

ORDERS AND REPORTS: 

1. Ordered: Approval of the consent calendar as follows: 

A. Motion to approve the loan of the painting 
titled Turkey by Judith Linhares to the 
University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University 
exhibition- Judith Linhares : a survey, from 
February 1 to April 15, 1994. 

B. Motion to approve final payment on contract 
#2820022 to Narcissus Quagliata for completion 
of "Oracle", upon completion of installation and 
receipt by the Art Commission of all final 
reports and documentation. 

C. Motion to approve a mural by Johanna Poethig for 
Wolfe House at 5th and Howard Streets. 



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D. Motion to approve mural designs by Johanna 
Poethig, Jamie Carpenter and Precita Eyes Mural 
Center for the Muni Metro Turnback Project 
Construction fences. 

E. Motion to approve modification in scope of work 
and increase of $3,500 in the contract amount 
for Scott Donahue for the Taraval Police Station 
exterior frieze. 

F. Motion to approve Lewis Desoto and Jennifer 
Murphy as potential members of Airport Selection 
Panels . 

Moved: Rosekrans/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

2. Ordered: Motion to authorize the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with Marcia 
Donahue to create a series of stone sculptures for the 
Chinatown Park and Recreation Center for a total budget 
not to exceed $25,000. 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

3. Ordered: Motion to authorize the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with Hervy Lam, 
Clayton Shiu, Lam-Po Leong and Wenyu Xu for the design and 
fabrication of a paving medallion for the entry plaza of 
the new Chinatown Park for a total fee not to exceed 
$25,000. 

Moved: LaRocca/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

4. ORDERED: Authorization to purchase " El Dia de 
las Madres" by Juana Alicia, at a cost of $1,000, for the 
Mental Health Facility. 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

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Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing an 
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who will schedule testimony during the appropriate agenda 
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1 . Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to modify contract with Michael 
Manwaring for the Historical and 
Interpretive Signage Project to extend 
the completion date to December 31, 1995 
and to increase the design fees for 
North) Enibarcaclero and King Street by a 
total of $32,000 for production of 
camera-ready shop drawings and an 
increase in the scope to include signage 
related to Bay ecology and Bay trails. 

B. Motion to modify contract with Martha 
Heavenston for the Tenderloin Recreation 
Center to extend the completion date to 
January 1, 1995 and to increase the 
dollar amount by $5,000 for creation of 
two sculptural benches and a series of 
workshops with neighborhood children. 

C. Motion to modify contract with Sheila 
Ghidini for the Muni M Line Project to 
increase total amount by not more than 
$5,000 and to expand the scope of work 
to include participation during design 
development and working drawings 

and construction supervision. 

D. Motion to modify contract with Leonard 
Hunter for the Muni M Line Project to 
increase total amount by not more than 
$7,500 and to expand the scope of work 
to include participation during design 
development and working drawings 

and construction supervision. 



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E. Motion to approve a grant to Friends of 
Support Services for the Arts/Mural 
Resource Center in the amount of $50,120 
for murals by Johanna Poethig, Jamie 
Morgan, I'reciLa Eyes Mural Center, 
Together With Style, Brett Cook/Senay 
Dennis and Rigo '94 for the Muni Metro 
Turnaround Construction Fence. 

IT. Civic Art Collection 

Debra Lehane, Donna Ernston, Executive 
Director, Friends of Recreation and 
Parks 

Discussion of Mid- Winter Fair 
Anniversary Celebrations, restoration of 
fountains in Music Concourse Area and 
launching of Adopt-a-Monument Program 
for Golden Gate Park. 

Request for motion to approve the 
Friends of Recreation and Parks 
Department project to restore the Music 
Concourse Fountains in Golden Gate Park. 

III. Mission Branch Library 

Susan Pont ions, Emmanuel Montoya 
Presentation of revised proposal. 

IV. Tenderloin Recreation Center 
Jill Man ton, Martha Heavens ton 
Presentation of art enrichment concept. 

V. Purchase of Artwork 
Jill Manton 

Discussion of proposal to purchase Joan 
Brown art work to be executed by Noel 
Neri . 

VI . Taraval Po I ice Station 

Tonia Macneil, Arthur Gonzalez 
Presentation ol revised proposal. 

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Discussion of current projects: 

A. Airport Expansion 

B. Civic Center Courthouse 

C. Embarcadero Historic and 
Interpretive Signage Project 

D. Market Street 

E. MiJJbrae Water Facility 

F. Sculpture Site Profile 

G. Sunnydale Pump Station 



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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

"Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Reliabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasofiable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and Individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held In Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators In the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbslde parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the Intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more Information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
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order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accomodate these individuals. 

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STAFF REPORT 

DATE: January 7, 19 94 

PROJECT MANAGER: Tonia Macneil 

PROJECT: Muni Metro Turnaround Construction Fences 

BUDGET: $50,120 

In June of 1993, the Utilities Engineering Bureau requested 
that the Public Art Program administer the selection of 
artists and manage the painting of murals on the 
construction fences at Embarcadero and Mission Streets. 

Originally, it was agreed that the Art Commission would be 
responsible solely for the selection of the artists and 
general oversight of the project, and that the artists would 
be contracted to and paid by the General Contractor. 
However, due to various problems related to insurance, this 
is not a feasible method of disbursing the funds to the 
mural ists . 

As an alternative, the UEB and Public Art Program have 
agreed to a method of expending the funds which will provide 
for the artists' insurance and maintain the Public Art 
Program's oversight on the project. The funds can be 
granted to Friends for Support Services for the Arts/Mural 
Resource Center, which will in turn distribute the funds 
through their regular contracting system. This agency 
already manages City-sponsored mural projects, has a long 
history of success and has an established working 
relationship with the Public Art Program and the muralists. 

ACTION REQUESTED: 

Approval of a grant in the amount of $50,120 to Friends of 
Support Services for the Arts/Mural Resource Center in the 
amount of $50,120 to be expended for murals by Johanna 
Poethig, Jamie Morgan, Rigo '94, Precita Eyes Mural Center, 
Together With Style and Brett Cook with Senay Dennis on the 
Muni Metro Turnabout Project construction fence. 



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Aristides Demetrios 

Anne Healy 

Robert LaRocca (arrived at 3:20 p.m. ) 

Dodie Rosekranz 

Staff Present: 



Eleanor Beaton 
Debra Lehane 
Tonia Macneii 
Jill Manton 
Susan Pontious 
Joanne Chow Winship 



The meeting was called to order at 3:10 P.M. 
Agenda Item IV. was removed. 

I . Consent Calendar 

Consent Calendar was approved ( See Reports and Orders ) . 

II. Civic Art Collection 

Debra Lehane introduced Donna Ernstson, Executive Director 
of the Friends of Recreation and Park, who informed 
Committee members about plans tor the Centennial 
Celebration of the Golden Gate Park 1894 Midwinter Fair. 
The Friedns are using the celebration to raise resources 
for restoring and revitalizing the Music Coucourse area. 
The Centennial Celebration is a collaboration between a 
number of City cultural agencies. In addition to the 
Friends and the Art Commission, the Academy of Sciences, 
the Asian Art Museum, the DeYoung Museum and Japanese Tea 
Garden have programmed activities. The Adopt-A Monument 
Program will be launched in conjunction with event 
activities. Adopt-A Monument's Goal will be to obtain 
funding for restoration of all 36 sculptures located in 
the Park, as well as to establish an endowment fund for 
maintenance. Debra Lehane will be collecting information 
on the origins of each sculpture as a means to generate 
ideas for potential sponsors, and wilJ be asking 
Commissioners to assist with ideas. 

Committee members also recommended that the concourse area 
be utilized as a site for temporary sculpture 
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ORDERED: Motion to approve the Friends of Recreation 
and Parks Department project to restore the Music 
Concourse Fountains in Golden Gate Park. 

Moved: Demetrios/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

III. Purchase of Artwork 

Jill Manton updated the Committee on the opportunity to 
acquire a Joan Brown artwork, to be executed by Brown's 
son, Noel Neri , by using a small portion of the art 
enrichment money for Moscone Center. The specific piece 
is an image of Saint Francis with animals. Manton asked 
the Committee to consider the fact that the artwork, 
although conceived and designed by the late artist, will 
actually be executed by another person. It was noted that 
Neri worked with Brown while the artist was still alive, 
and is experienced executing her works. 

In addition, the Redevelopment Agency has expressed 
reservations about the proposed site for the artwork, 
which is the east facing wall next to Moscone north. Ms. 
Manton recommended consideration of an alternate site, 
adjacent to the new Children's area at Yerba Buena. She 
advised the Committee that it would be necessary to speak 
with the City Attorney regarding the possible placement of 
art enrichment on Redevelopment property. Committee 
members asked to see a photograph of the site with the 
proposed artwork superimposed on the photograph, in order 
to further evaluate issues of site, scale, and color. 

The Committee also discussed the artwork imagery, and 
agreed on its appropriateness to the City of San 
Francisco. Committee members expressed strong interest in 
pursuing the possibility of this artwork acquisition. 

IV. Mission Branch Library 

Susan Pontious reported that the locations for artist 
Emmanuel Montoya's three works have now been finalized; 
Montoya presented the mock-ups for the pieces. All three 
will be colored linocuts. The first is an image of Isis, 
an Egyptian deity representing wisdom; the second is 
Quetzalcoatl , a pre-Columbian God of knowledge; and the 
third represents a Chinese God of literature. An edition 
of four prints each will be executed, with one set to be 
framed and installed at the library, an additional set to 
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copies for exhibition purposes. The print biocks wiii be 
destroyed. Montoya also plans a display case about the 
process of creating and printing the artworks. Cathy 
Bremer reported that the Library is very pleased. 

ORDERED: Motion to approve the final designs by 
Emmanuel Montoya for the Mission Branch Library. 

Moved: LaRocca/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

NOTE: Commissioner Rosekrans departed at 4:05 p.m. 

V. Taraval Police Station 

Tonia Macneil presented three alternative frieze samples 
prepared by Arthur Gonzalez for the Taraval Police 
Station. The frieze theme will be people and animals, but 
one of several relief styles is possible. Committee 
members favored the style which showed the animal in color 
against a flat monochromatic background, but asked for 
additional samples in that style. 

VI. Old Business 

A. Sunnydale Pump Station: The project will be going out 
to bid this month; once bids are received, it will be 
determined how much funding is available to complete the 
art project as designed by Patricia Johanson. 

B. Millbrae Water Facility: The Water Department has 
cancelled the project as currently planned. The project 
may be reconfigured, however, the result may be that the 
Jody Pinto commission will be terminated. 

C. Civic Center Courthouse: The Art Plan will be 
submitted next month. 

D. Airport: Susan Pontious advised that the current 
composition of the Airport Art Steering Committee, which 
includes three rotating members of the Visual Arts 
Committee, has proved to be unworkable, as three ongoing, 
regular members are needed for participation. However, 
three permanent members for Visual Arts would constitute a 
quorum. Visual Arts Committee will address this issue at 
their next meeting. 

E. Sculpture Site Plan: Eleanor Beaton reported that 
Judy Moran has begun work on the plan, which is scheduled 
for completion April 1st. The sculpture site plan will be 
available as a resource to individual artists applying for 
Cultural Equity Endowment Grants in June. 

F. Market Street Art in Transit: Eleanor Beaton reported 
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Caltrans to discuss the possibility of situating Susan 
Steinman's "Urban Apple Orchard" project under the Market 
Street highway overpass, as a temporary installation 
before freeway retrofitting begins in that area. 
G. Susan Pontious advised the Committee of two items 
which will be brought up under Committee reports at the 
full Commission meeting: one is a resolution modifying the 
panelist honorarium to $75 per half day, in order to be in 
keeping with our standard honorarium fees; and the second 
is a motion to approve a bid from Chris Steinauer for the 
execution of the Lothar Baumgarten piece for the New Main 
Library . 

The meeting was adjourned at 4:55 p.m. 

ORDERS AND REPORTS: 

1. Ordered: Approval of the consent calendar as follows: 

A. Motion to modify contract with Michael 
Manwaring for the Historical and 
Interpretive Signage Project to extend the 
completion date to December 31, 1995 and to 
increase the design fees for North 
Embarcadero and King Street by a total of 
$32,000 for production of camera-ready shop 
drawings and an increase in the scope to 
include signage related to Bay ecology and 
Bay trails. 

B. Motion to modify contract with Martha 
Heavenston for the Tenderloin Recreation 
Center to extend the completion date to 
January 1, 1995 and to increase the dollar 
amount by $5,000 for creation of two 
sculptural benches and a series of 
workshops with neighborhood children. 

C. Motion to modify contract with Sheila 
Ghidini for the Muni M Line Project to 
increase total amount by not more than 
$5,000 and to expand the scope of work to 
include participation during design 
development and working drawings 

and construction supervision. 

D. Motion to modify contract with Leonard 
Hunter, for the Muni M Line Project to 
increase total amount by not more than 



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$7,500 and to expand the scope of work to 
include participation during design 
development and working drawings 
and construction supervision. 

E. Motion to approve a grant to Friends of 
Support Services for the Arts/Mural 
Resource Center in the amount of $50,120 
for murals by Johanna Poethig, Jamie 
Morgan, Precita Eyes Mural Center, Together 
With Style, Brett Cook/Senay Dennis and 
Rigo ' 94 for the Muni Metro Turnaround 
Construction Fence. 

Moved: Demetrios/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

2. Ordered: Motion to approve the Friends of Recreation 
and Parks Department project to restore the Music 
Concourse Fountains in Golden Gate Park. 

Moved: Demetrios/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 



3. Ordered: Motion to approve the final designs by 
Emmanual Montoya for the Mission Branch Library. 

Moved: LaRocca/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 



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Curator, Public Art Program 



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Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing 
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Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 



Consent Calendar 
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1 . Approval of Airport Art S 
Committee recommendation 
Airport Art Master Plan 
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Approval of the Selection Panel's 
recommendation for the following artists 
as finalists for the design of integrated 
artworks for the new International 
Terminal, and authorization to pay an 
honorarium of $500 each plus travel and 
per diem to come to San Francisco for an 
orientation and interviews with the 
Selection Panel: 

Vito Acconci , James Carpenter, Lewis 
DeSoto, Su-Chen Hung, Paul Kos, Anna 
Murch, Jody Pinto, and Buster Simpson. 

Approval of the Selection Panel's 
recommendation for Ned Kahn, the team of 
Kristin Jones and Andrew Ginzel, Kathryn 
Gustaf son and Dorthea Rockburne ( in that 
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Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 
for up to $15,000 plus a negotiated 
travel allowance for the development of a 
conceptual design for integrated artwork 
for the new International Terminal with 
any of the eight finalists (Vito Acconci, 
James Carpenter, Lewis DeSoto, Su-Chen 
Hung, Paul Kos, Anna Murch, Jody Pinto, 
and Buster Simpson) recommended by the 
Selection Panel. 

Chinatown Recreation Center 

5. Authorization to award up to $5,000.00 in 
start-up money of $25,000 originally 
approved for project to artist team Lam- 
Po Leong , Clayton Shu, Henry Lam and 
Wenyu Xu for further development of art 
enrichment proposal for New Chinatown 
Park. 

Col lections 

6. Approval to deaccession sculpture 
acquired for San Francisco General 
Hospital by Bruce BeasLey, Untitled, 
1978, cast acrylic, accession no. 1978.49 
which has been damaged beyond repair. 

7. Request to Recreation and Park Dept to 
remove sculpture from Golden Gate Park 
and to deaccession work by Jack Moxom 
titled "Young Girl", 1939, sandstone, 
accession no. 1939.1 which litis 
deteriorated beyond repair. 

Market Street 

8. Approval of Susan Steinman's "Urban Apple 
Orchard" design, to be situated on Market 
Street under the freeway overpass, 
pending Ca 1 trans permission. 

9. Approval of artwork for poster- series by 
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10. Approval of proposal by Marta Ayala for 
an anti-graf f X ti mural, project at grocery 
store at Army and Bartlell. 

Sunnydale Pump Station 

1 1 . Authorization to pay Jeff Brown a 
consultancy fee of $5,000 for overseeing 
construction of Phase I Sunnydale Pump 
Station Art. Enrichment in accord with 
artist Patricia Johanson's design. 



Promenade Ribbon Project 

12. Authorization for the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into an 
Agreement, with Stanley Saitowitz for the 
design of an integrated fiber optic 
lighting system for the Promenade Ribbon 
Project in the North and South 
Rmbarcadero for a design fee of $10,000. 



TI. Sixth Street Banner Project 

Pebra Lehane , Michael Kaplan/Redevelopment Agency 
Request for advisory review of Artist designs for 
6th Street Banners. 

TTI . Goddess of Democracy Plaque Approval 
Pebra Lehane, Henry Per and Tom Marsh 
Request for approval of design and text of plaque 
for (ioddess of Democracy, Portsmouth Square. 



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Proposed Gift: Bust of George Moscone 

Pebra Lehane, Spero Anargyros and Representative 
from Offices of the Honorable John Burton 
Review of clay mode] of bust, of George Moscone, a 
proposed gift to the City to be installed in City 
Hal I . 

Youngbl ood/Co 1 eman Play Sculpture 

Pebra Lehane, Deborah Learner/Recreation and Park 

Dept . 

Request to remove from the play area a steel 

structure serpent designed by Architect Richard 

Schadt and fabricated by Crate Works, Inc. 

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VI. Art Commission Gallery 

Jason Tannen 

A. Update on Gallery Programming 

B. Gallery Building: Earthquake Safety Program 

C. Request for approval of panelists for Gallery 

VII. Tenderloin Recreation Center 
Jill Manton, Martha Heavens ton 

Presentation and request for approval of art 
enrichment proposal by Martha Heavenston for the 
Tenderloin Recreation Center. 

VIII. New Civic Center Court House 

Jill Manton, The Honorable Judge Diane Wick, Lewis 

DeSoto 

Presentation and request for- approval of art 

enrichment proposal, by Lewis DeSoto. 

IX. Chinatown Branch Library 

Susan Pontious, Rene Yung 

Presentation of final design for Chinatown Branch 
Library. Request for approval and authorization to 
enter into contract with Rene Yung for up to 
$18,000 to fabricate, transport and install the 
artwork . 

X. Market Street Art in Transit Program 

Eleanor Beaton 

Request fox' approval of revised proposal for a 

sidewalk painting by Neil Ulrich. 

XI. Mid-Eiubarcadero Public Art Program 
Jill Manton 

Review of Outline for Proposed Mid-Embarcadero 
Public Art Program 

XII. Staff Reports 
Ai rport 
Sheriff's Facility 

Fire Stations #2 anil #37 

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with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
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6. MOTION TO DEACCESSION SCULPTURE ACQUIRED FOR SAN 
FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL li\ BRUCE BEASLEY, UNTITLED, 1978. 
CAST ACRYLIC, ACCESSION No. 1978.19 WHICH HAS BEEN DAMAGED 
BEYOND REPAIR. 

Report: As a result of the Save Outdoor Sculpture! survey, 
it came to my attention that a piece that Lad been listed at 
San Francisco General Hospital b\ Bruce beaslev was not 
there. In reviewing the tile, the trai 1 of correspondence 
about, 1. tie piece lead me back to the art isl . Bruce Beasl.e\ 
informed me in a recent conversation that the San Francisco 
General Hospital piece had been damaged be send repair in the 
early 80 ' s and returned to him by former staff. He 
indicated that the work is beyond repair and should Le 
considered a "total loss", there fore , I h i s mo I ion i s more of 
a formality so that some official record of the status of 
the work in reflected in the Art Commission's minutes. 

7. MOTION TO REQUEST RECREATION AND PARK DEPT . TO REMOVE A 
SCULPTURE FROM GOLDEN GATE PARK AND FOR THE AIM' COMMISSION 
TO DEACCESSION THE WORK BY JACK MoXOM TITLED "YOUNG GIRL" 
(ALSO SARA B. COOPER MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN), SANDSTONE, 
ACCESSION No. L939.1 WHICH HAS DETER I ORATED BEYOND REPAIR. 

The condition of the sculpture was brought to our at tent ion 
through the Golden (iate Park condit ion sui'vej recent! > 
completed by Genevieve Baird. The sandstone work has 
spal ] ed so badly that none of the original features of the 
young girl exists. Sandstone is a soft stone which is not 
holding up well to the out door - environment. The attached 
photocopied photos have at the top a photo taken in the 
early 50 ' s o f the work at photos taken by Gene\ ieve Baird 
January 19 9-1 for comparison of the sculptures condition. 



Out of respect to the artist and his work, my staff 
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MINUTES TQ~-VXS_LIAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
February 16, 199' 




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Commissioners Present: 
Aristides Demetrios 
Anne Healy 
Robert LaRocca 
Dodie Rosekrans 

Staff Present: 
Eleanor Beaton 
Debra Lehane 
Tonia Macneil 
Jill Manton 
Susan Pontious 

The meeting was called to order at 3:10 P.M. 
Agenda Item VIII. was removed. 

I . Consent Calendar 

Consent Calendar was amended and approved ( See Reports and 

Orders ) . 



DIRECTOR Of 
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Community Arts 
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II. Sixth Street Banner Project 

Lisa Siewart of the EBA School of Design described plans 
for the banner installation and showed samples of 
preliminary designs. Banners will be 10 feet long and 2 
1/2 feet wide, and double sided, with a realistic 
depiction on one side, and an abstract rendering on the 
other. There will be a total of 25 banners, with a 
minimum of 10 banner designs created. All designs will be 
produced by community members, who will also silkscreen 
and fabricate the banners. Banner materials are currently 
being researched for longevity, so that banners can remain 
on display for an extended length of time.. 

ORDERED: Motion to approve preliminary concept for 
the Sixth Street Banners project. 



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Moved: Demetrios/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 




III. Goddess of Democracy Plaque Approval 

The Goddess of Democracy statue, to be located in 
Portsmouth Square, has previously been accepted into the 
City collection contingent upon submission of details of 
the plaque design and wording. Tom Marsh presented the 



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mock-up for the plaque, which will be executed in bronze 
and placed on a white-grey granite base. The wording of 
the plaque has been approved by Recreation and Park; a 
Chinese calligrapher will execute the Chinese inscription. 

ORDERED: Motion to approve the design and text of 
plaque for the Goddess of Democracy statue in 
Portsmouth Square. 

Moved: Demetrios/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

IV. Proposed Gift: Bust of George Moscone 

Melanie Bloom representing John Burton's office, presented 
plans for a proposed bust of George Moscone, intended as a 
companion piece to the bust of former Mayor Shelley, 
situated in City Hall. The artist, Spero Anargyros, 
showed the Committee photographs of a clay model of the 
bust. Mrs. Moscone has seen and approved the model. 
Debra Lehane informed the Committee that the proposed 
Moscone bust would have an inscribed bronze plaque, 
whereas the other Mayoral busts placed at City Hall have 
inscriptions in the granite base. 

ORDERED: Motion to approve the model for the bust of 
George Moscone by artist Spero Anargyros, a proposed 
gift to the City to be installed in City Hall. 

Moved: Rosekrans/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

V. Youngblood/Coleman Play Sculpture 

Commissioner Demetrios stated a conflict of interest in 
this item and refrained from voting. 

Debra Lehane provided background on the sculpture which 
had been approved as an artwork through the percent for 
art program of the Redevelopment Agency. The sculpture 
was designed by Richard Shadt and fabricated by Grate 
Works, Inc., which is Commissioner Demetrios' studio. The 
sculpture is a steel spiral for climbing, situated on a 
steep hillside with rocks and gravel. Because of this 
there are safety concerns, and Recreation and Park is 
recommending removal of the Play Sculpture. In addition, 
the sculpture does not have disabled access. Deborah 
Learner of Recreation and Park Department, advised the 
Committee that current safety guidelines call for a buffer 
zone for protection should a child fall off a play 



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sculpture, but in this case there is no way to provide 
padding or retrofit the piece in this way. 

Commissioner Demetrios stated that although he fabricated 
the piece, due to safety hazards, he is not opposed to 
removal of the artwork. 

ORDERED: Motion to approve removal of the steel 
sculpture serpent designed by Richard Shadt from the 
Youngblood/Coleman Play area. 

Moved: Rosekrans/LaRocca 

Vote: Ayes: Healy, LaRocca, Rosekrans 

Abstaining: Demetrios 

Nayes: None 

NOTE: Commissioner Rosekrans departed at 4:00 p.m. 

VI. Art Commission Gallery 

Jason Tannen reported on marketing tactics for the 
Gallery. The slide registry is currently being updated 
and adapted to serve the needs of the business and 
corporate community. Artist information is now on 
computer and is easily accessible by telephone. Using a 
rental gallery as a model, Tannen has prepared a 
preliminary brochure outlining advisory services 
available. In addition, Tannen is exploring the 
possibility of an "adopt a gallery" outreach effort, in 
conjunction with businesses on Hayes Street. 

Tannen discussed the status of the structural condition of 
the gallery. It has been classified as a class 4 un- 
reinforced masonry structure, and as such, poses a serious 
hazard should there be an earthquake. Although Gallery 
programming is continuing, options for alternative gallery 
locations are being pursued. Most City buildings in the 
Civic Center area are classified as 3 or 4 as well. 
Tannen is investigating venues for programming outside 
the gallery and hopes to identify empty storefront spaces 
as an interim measure for gallery programming. 

The Committee discussed the proposed $200 million bond for 
the purpose of seismic retrofitting City buildings damaged 
during the 1989 earthquake. The Gallery could be included 
in the bond for the amount of $800,000. This amount would 
only pay for the creation of an empty shell, however, and 
additional fundraising would be needed. Committee members 
favored including the Gallery in the bond package. 



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In addition, Tannen asked for approval of a pool of 
potential panelists for the 1994 "open call" competition. 

ORDERED: Motion to approve Larry Andrews, Tim 
Collins, Brett Cook, Rene de Guzman, Su-chen Hung, 
Arnold Kemp, Toni Lane, Bernie Lubell, Anita 
Margrill, Lydia Matthews, Emanuel Montoya, Judy 
Moran, Anna Murch, Mary Lovelace O'Neill, Francisco 
Perez, Johanna Poethig, Cheryl Riley, John Roloff, 
Hilda Shum, Lewis DeSoto, Mark Thompson, Joyce 
Umamoto, Carlo Villa, Wang Po Shu and Al Wong as 
potential panelists for the Gallery's "Open Call 
1994" competition. 

Moved: Demetrios/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

VII. Tenderloin Recreation Center 

Martha Heavenston showed a mock up and slides of her 
conceptual design for seating for the Tenderloin 
Recreation Center art enrichment. Part of the process of 
Heavenston' s project has been to conduct workshops with 
Tenderloin children. Her seating designs are adaptations 
from some of the childrens' drawings. 

ORDERED: Motion to approve art enrichment proposal 
by Martha Heavenston for the Tenderloin Recreation 
Center. 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

VIII. Chinatown Library 

Artist Rene Yung presented her final design proposal for 
the Chinatown Library art enrichment. Her project will 
treat the walls of a 2 story space. The underside of 
beams along the perimeter of the space will be painted 
red, to create a red floating line. On one wall, a poem - 
"Take root, leaf, green, new soil" - will be inscribed on 
four light shades to reflect on a white wall. On the 
opposite wall, a similar poem will be written in Chinese 
characters. Two columns will be embellished with red 
paint at the top, and a 2' x 5' copper panel below, to be 
inscribed with poems written by community members. At the 
top of each column will be a light, with a white 
lampshade. One lampshade will be inscribed with major 



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points of origin from China, and the other with major 
points of destination in the United States. 

Susan Pontious also advised the Committee that the library 
is interested in making a video of two public art 
projects, one by Yung, the other by Emmanuel Montoya at 
the Mission library. The video will be broadcast on 
public access television. 

ORDERED: Motion to approve the final design by Rene 
Yung for the Chinatown Branch Library and 
authorization to enter into contract with Rene Yung 
for up to $18,000 to fabricate, transport and install 
the artwork. 

Moved: LaRocca/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

IX. Market Street Art in Transit 

Eleanor Beaton showed the Committee the revised proposal 
for a sidewalk painting by Neil Mick, which will 
commemorate homeless deaths, and be located near the 
intersection of Market and Sixth Street. The painting 
will be a human figure encased in a six foot diameter 
black circle. Sand will be added to the paint to create a 
non-slip surface in accordance with DPW specifications. 
The artist will test the paint removal method before the 
project is executed. 

ORDERED: Motion to approve revised drawing by Neil 
Mick for temporary sidewalk painting on Market 
Street . 

Moved: Demetrios/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Motion to approve additional budget amount 
of $100 for Neil Mick temporary painting project, to 
allow for permit and insurance costs for the project. 
Moved: Healy/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

X. Mid-Embarcadero Public Art Program 

Jill Manton summarized the contents of the proposed public 
art program for the mid-Embarcadero : An artist shall be 
included in all design team efforts; sites shall be 
identified for artworks to be created at a later date; and 
an evaluation of the Promenade Ribbon and Signage 



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diem to come to San Francisco for an orientation 
and interviews with the Selection Panel: 
Vito Acconci, James Carpenter, Lewis DeSoto, Su- 
Chen Hung, Paul Kos, Anna Murch, Jody Pinto, and 
Buster Simpson. 

C. Approval of the Selection Panel's recommendation 
for Ned Kahn , the team of Kristin Jones and 
Andrew Ginzel, Kathryn Gustafson and Dorthea 
Rockburne (in that order) as alternates if any 
of the finalists selected for the International 
Terminal are unable to participate. 

D. Authorization for the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract for up to $15,000 
plus a negotiated travel allowance for the 
development of a conceptual design for 
integrated artwork for the new International 
Terminal with any of the eight finalists (Vito 
Acconci, James Carpenter, Lewis DeSoto, Su-Chen 
Hung, Paul Kos, Anna Murch, Jody Pinto, and 
Buster Simpson) recommended by the Selection 
Panel . 

E. Authorization to award up to $5,000.00 in start- 
up money of $25,000 originally approved for 
project to artist team Lam-Po Leong , Clayton 
Shu, Henry Lam and Wenyu Xu for further 
development of art enrichment proposal for New 
Chinatown Park. 

F. Approval to deaccession sculpture acquired for 
San Francisco General Hospital by Bruce Beasley, 
Untitled, 1978, cast acrylic, accession no. 
1978.49 which has been damaged beyond repair. 

G. Request to Recreation and Park Dept to remove 
sculpture from Golden Gate Park and to 
deaccession work by Jack Moxom titled "Young 
Girl", 1939, sandstone, accession no. 1939.1 
which has deteriorated beyond repair. 

H. Approval of Susan Steinman's "Urban Apple 

Orchard" design, to be situated on Market Street 
under the freeway overpass, pending Caltrans 
permission . 



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I . Approval of artwork for poster series by the 

Ansel Adams Center and the International Studies 
Academy contingent upon submission of revised 
mock-ups and approval by Art Commission staff. 

J. Approval of proposal by Marta Ayala for an anti- 
graffiti mural project at grocery store at Army 
and Bartlett. 

K. Authorization to pay Jeff Brown a consultancy 
fee of $5,000 for overseeing construction of 
Phase I Sunnydale Pump Station Art Enrichment in 
accord with artist Patricia Johanson's design. 

L. Authorization for the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into an Agreement with 
Stanley Saitowitz for the design of an 
integrated fiber optic lighting system for 
the Promenade Ribbon Project in the North 
and South Embarcadero for a design fee of 
$10,000. 

M. Motion to modify contract with Michael Manwaring 
for the Historical and Interpretive Signage 
Project to extend the completion date to 
December 31, 1995 and to increase the design 
fees for North Embarcadero and King Street by a 
total of $32,000 for production of camera-ready 
shop drawings and an increase in the scope to 
include signage related to Bay ecology and Bay 
trails . 

Moved: Demetrios/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

2. ORDERED: Motion to approve preliminary concept for 
the Sixth Street Banners project. 

Moved: Demetrios/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

3. ORDERED: Motion to approve the design and text of 
plaque for the Goddess of Democracy statue in 
Portsmouth Square. 

Moved: Demetrios/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 



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4. ORDERED: Motion to approve the model for the bust of 
George Moscone by artist Spero Anargyros , a proposed 
gift to the City to be installed in City Hall. 

Moved: Rosekrans/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

5. ORDERED: Motion to approve removal of the steel 
sculpture serpent designed by Richard Shadt from the 
Youngblood/Coleman Play area. 

Moved: Rosekrans/LaRocca 

Vote: Ayes: Healy, LaRocca, Rosekrans 

Abstaining: Demetrios 

Nayes: None 

6. ORDERED: Motion to approve Larry Andrews, Tim 
Collins, Brett Cook, Rene de Guzman, Su-chen Hung, 
Arnold Kemp, Toni Lane, Bernie Lubell, Anita 
Margrill, Lydia Matthews, Emanuel Montoya, Judy 
Moran, Anna Murch, Mary Lovelace O'Neill, Francisco 
Perez, Johanna Poethig, Cheryl Riley, John Roloff, 
Hilda Shum, Lewis DeSoto, Mark Thompson, Joyce 
Umamoto, Carlo Villa, Wang Po Shu and Al Wong as 
potential panelists for the Gallery's "Open Call 
1994" competition. 

Moved: Demetrios/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 



7. ORDERED: Motion to approve art enrichment proposal 
by Martha Heavenston for the Tenderloin Recreation 
Center. 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

8. ORDERED: Motion to approve the final design by Rene 
Yung for the Chinatown Branch Library and 
authorization to enter into contract with Rene Yung 
for up to $18,000 to fabricate, transport and install 
the artwork. 

Moved: LaRocca/Demetrios 
Vote : Unanimous 



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9. ORDERED: Motion to approve revised drawing by Neil 
Mick for temporary sidewalk painting on Market 
Street . 

Moved: Demetrios/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

10. ORDERED: Motion to approve additional budget amount 
of $100 for Neil Mick temporary painting project, to 
allow for permit and insurance costs for the project. 

Moved: Healy/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 



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Consent Calendar 

A. Nomination of ativ three or the 
following individuals as potential 
panelists for the Noscone Art Enrichment 
Selection Panel: Lorraine Garcia Nakata, 
Johanna Poethig, Linda Blumberg, Steven 
Nash, Raymond Saunders, Joesam. , Sara 
Bates, Lnrique Chagoya, Rene DeGuzman, 
Lewis DeSoto. 

B. Motion to accept "Ligth clouds," by Al 
Wong, commissioned for Fire Station #2, 
which consists of 11 ceramic fritted glass 
marquee panels, and four plexiglass and 
neon lanterns. 



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D. Motion to approve "It's a Small World," 
a temporary artist designed flag project by 
Kathryn Weinstein and Domingo Nuno, 
situated along the Embarcadero , to 
celebrate Earth Week, contingent upon 
permission from the Port. 



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E. Authorization to pay juror fees of $75 
per half day to Stephen Nash, Lorraine 
Garcia-Naka ta and Donna craves for the 
Millbrae Water Facility Project. 

F. Authorization to modify Carl Cheng's 
contract ( M2830002 ) to increase scope of 
work to include providing security glazing 
and cables for atrium security screens, and 
to increase his contract by $1,800 to cover 
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3:05 Li. Market Street Art in Transit 

Eleanor Beaton. Deborah Kiotchko ot the 
Ansel Adams canter 

Presentation of artwork for " Pho tonovei la" 
poster series by high school students, co- 
sponsored by International Studies Academy 
and Ansel Adams Center 

5: IS III. New Main Library 

Eleanor Beaton, Nayland Blake 
Presentation and request Tor approval of 
Naylc»nd Blake piototype toi constellation" 
Nayland Blake's lightwall lor the new Main 
Library Proiect and request for approval ot 
criteria for selection of authors' names 
•for "Constellation' . 

3:25 IV. Airport 

Susan Pontious 

Appointment of Art commission liaisons for 
Selection Panies for Boaidmp Areas A. B 
and G. 

3:30 V. Proposed Gift: Bust of George Moscone 

J j I J Man ton 

Discussion of placement, ol bust at Moscone 

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3:40 VJ Policy 

Review and approval of revised 
deaccessi onmg pol lcies. 

3:55 VII. Historical and Interpretive Signage Project 

Jill Man ton 

4:00 VI 11. Promenade Ribbon Project 

J j I t Man toi i 

4:05 I \. Civic Center Courthouse 

Jill Man ton 

[introduction by the Honorable Judge Daniel 
Han I on 

Piesental ion ami request tot approval ol 
pieliminary :-u t em ichment concept by Lewis 
Me So to . 

4 : ,'u )>. . Staff Reports 

C i vi c Hit cull ec t i oi i 

4:30 k I Adjournment 



A CCESSIBILITY INFORM A TION 

*Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasotwble accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible cuibside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses --serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accomodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
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Commissioners Present: 
Anne Healy 
Dodie Rosecrans 
Robert LaRocca 
Genny L i m 



Staff Present: 
Jill Manton 
Tonia Macneil 
Susan Pontious 
Debra Lehane 
Eleanor Beaton 
Joanne Chow Winship 



The meeting was called to* order at 3:10 p.m. 

I . CONSENT CALENDAR 

A. Nomination of any three of the 
following individuals as potential 
panelists for the Moscone Art Enrichment 
Selection Panel: Lorraine Garcia- Nakata, 
Johanna Poethig, Linda Blumberg, Steven 
Nash, Raymond Saunders, Joesam. , Sara 
Bates, Enrique Chagoya, Rene DeGuzman, 
Lewi s DeSoto . 

B. Motion to accept "Light Clouds," by 
Al Wong, commissioned for Fire Station 
#2, which consists of 11 ceramic fritted 
glass marquee panels, and four plexiglass 
and neon lanterns. 

C. Motion to approve final payment to Al 
Wong for contract # 2820010, art 
enrichment, for Fire Station #2. 

D. Motion to approve "It's a Small 
World," a temporary artist designed flag 
project by Kathryn Weinstein and Domingo 
Nuno, situated along the Embarcadero, to 
celebrate Earth Week, contingent upon 
permission from the Port. 

E. Authorization to modify Carl Cheng's 
contract (#2830002) to increase scope of 
work to include providing security 
glazing and cables for atrium security 
screens, and to increase his contract by 
$1,800 to cover the additional expense. 



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ORDERED: Approval of the Consent Calendar 

MOVED: Commissioner Rosecrans 
SECONDED: Commissioner Lim 
VOTE: Unanimous 

II. NEW MAIN LIBRARY 

Artist Nayland Blake presented a prototype of the lamp 
units for Constellation , a wall of 300 lamps with 
authors' names which he has designed for the new Main 
Library. He requested approval of the criteria he has 
developed for the selection of authors' names with the 
help of a research assistant. The selection of names 
will be in three stages: an 18-member guidance committee 
will develop a list of possible authors by April. Over 
the summer, branch libraries will host community 
meetings to refine the list, which will be complete by 
October. Installation of the wall will take place in 
late 1995, before the projected opening of the library 
in early 1996. 

ORDERED: Approval of the lamp prototype for 
Constellation, an art work designed by Nayland Blake for 
the new Main Library. 

MOVED: Commissioner Lim 
SECONDED: Commissioner Rosecrans 
VOTE: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval of the criteria and process for 

selection of authors' names to be included in 

Constellation, an art work designed by Nayland Blake for 
the new Main Library. 

MOVED: Commissioner Healy 
SECONDED: Commissioner LaRocca 
VOTE: Unanimous 

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III. S.F. INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 

Susan Pontious requested appointment of Commission 
liaisons to panels for the selection of artists to be on 
the design teams of Concourses A, B, and G. The 
Commissioners agreed that Genny Lim and Dodie Rosecrans, 
and either Bob LaRocca or Aris Demetrios will act as 
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Four artists, Vito Acconei, Jamie Carpenter, Lewis 
DeSoto and Su-Chen Hung, have been selected to serve on 
the design team for the new international terminal. A 
discussion followed on the rational for the use of 
independent juries to select artists. 

IV. GEORGE R. MOSCONE BUST 

Jill Manton presented a request by the Chief 
Administrative Officer to consider the allocation of 
$10,000 from the art enrichment funding for Moscone 
Convention Center for a second casting of a bust of 
George R. Moscone for placement in the convention center 
which bears his name. The first casting of the bust by 
Spero Anargyros has been offered to the City by 
AssembJyman John Burton to be placed in City Hall as a 
companion piece to the bust of former mayor Shelley. 

The Commissioners agreed that the use of Moscone funds 
for this purpose would not be appropriate. They 
referred to the Art Commission gift policy and public 
art guidelines which establish criteria regarding the 
acquisition of original works of art as opposed to 
editions and further stated that the scale of the bust, 
which was originally designed for City Hall, was not 
necessarily appropriate for Moscone Convention Center. 

ORDERED: Denial of request to allocate Moscone Center 
public art funds for the purchase of a bust by Spiro 
Anargyros of George R. Moscone to be placed in the 
Convention Center. 

; MOVED: Commissioner Lim 
SECONDED: Commissioner Healy 
VOTE: Unanimous 

V. POLICY and PROCEDURES FOR REMOVAL, ALTERATION, 
DESTRUCTION AND DEACCESSIONING OF ART WORKS IN THE CIVIC 
ART COLLECTION. 

Debra Lehane and Susan Pontious requested approval of 
the guidelines for removal, alteration, destruction and 
deaccessioning of art works in the Civic Art Collection. 
Upon approval, the policy will become part of the larger 
Civic Art Collection Policy and Guidelines. Staff will 
add specific language from the Administrative Code 
relative to emergency powers of the Director of Cultural 
Affairs. With this addition, Commissioners approved the 
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ORDERED: Approval of the Policies and Procedures for 
Removal, Alterations, Destruction and Deaccessioning of 
art works in the Civic Art Collection of the City and 
County of San Francisco with further revisions to 
language regarding emergency powers as requested by 
staff. 

MOVED: Commissioner Healy 
SECONDED: Commissioner Rosecrans 
VOTE: Unanimous 

VI. CIVIC CENTER COURTHOUSE 

Lewis DeSoto presented his preliminary proposal for the 
inclusion of art in the design of the new Civic Center 
Courthouse. He described the guidelines which he had 
followed in the development of the proposal , which 
include Justice for All, Impartiality, Public Access, 
Respect, Courtesy, and Civility. The defining principle 
of his proposal is the "Poetics of the Law". This 
principle will be manifest through the use of symmetry, 
light, text, images and materials which represent 
solidity and reflectivity. 

Commissioners and members of the Courthouse Construction 
Committee, Judges Diane Wick and Barbara Jones discussed 
the judges' reservations about the use of excerpts from 
the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights in the 
courthouse. Commissioners requested that issues of text 
be brought to the Art- Commission and agreed that a 
liaison from the Commission should join the Courthouse 
Art Enrichment Committee in its regular meetings to 
review and discuss the art program as it develops. 

DeSoto proposed the following concepts for specific 
areas of the new court facility: 

Main lobby: Edge-lit glass balustrades on upper two 
floors of entrance rotunda will be etched with symbols 
associated with the State court system. 

Courtroom Entrances: Courtroom numbers will be etched 
onto glass panels which will be edge-lit and located 
perpendicular to the wall so that visitors can identify 
rooms from a distance. Additional lighting and signage 
was also proposed. 

Jury Assembly Room: The Jury room will reflect the 
dignity of the court and the cause for which juries are 
assembled, through the use of materials similar to those 
used in the courtroom and wood panelling, lighted glass 



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exhibition cases, inspirational text and tables with 

built-in lighting for reading and work. Television will 

be el iminated . 

Cafe: A possible location for changing exhibitions or a 

mural . 

General Public Areas, 4th and 5th Floors: A location 

for specialized works commissioned from other artists. 

Comfortable seating should be available. 

Public Clerk Areas: Incorporate elegant signage and 

floor designs that may be artistic as well as 

directional . 

Elevator Lobbies: Art projects encompassing lighting 

and decoration, designed by a single artist for 

continuity. 

ORDERED: Approval of Lewis DeSoto's preliminary public 
art plan for the San Francisco Courthouse. 

MOVED: Commissioner Healy 
SECONDED: Commissioner Lim 

VOTE: Unanimous 

VII. EMBARCADERO INTERPRETIVE SIGNAGE 

Jill Manton reported that the original text proposed for 
the North Embarcadero segment of the Historical and 
Interpretive Signage Project continues to be limited in 
representation of the variety of cultures and voices 
known to have lived and worked on the waterfront. 
Michael Manwaring has produced a new, expanded scope for 
the development of the text and has communicated that 
scope to the project historian. Manwaring proposes 
changing the project's orientation from one which was 
quite Literal and specific to each location to one that 
is more general and reflective of the evolution of life 
on our waterfront. Manton has asked Francis Phillips 
and former curator of the Poetry Center and Art 
Commissioner Genny Lim for help in identifying 
appropriate poems. Commissioner LaRocca suggested 
creating a book containing all of the information 
collected about the waterfront for this project. 

VIII. PROMENADE RIBBON PROJECT 

The artists for the Promenade Ribbon Project requested 
Commission approval to change the color of the Promenade 
Ribbon from black to white. DPW has poured the 
promenade sidewalk and it is nearly black, which would 
result in a change in the artists' original intent to 
create contrast between the ribbon and its surroundings. 



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ORDERED: Approval of artists' request to change the 
Embarcadero Promenade Ribbon from black to a lighter 
color close to white. 

MOVED: Commissioner Healy 
SECONDED: Commissioner LaRocca 
VOTE: Unanimous 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:00 p.m. 

REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

The following items were submitted on the Consent 
Calendar : 

A. Nomination of any three of the following 
individuals as potential panelists for the Moscone Art 
Enrichment Selection Panel: Lorraine Garcia- Nakata , 
Johanna Poethig, Linda Blumberg, Steven Nash, Raymond 
Saunders, JoeSam. . , Sara Bates, Enrique Chagoya, Rene 
DeGuzman, Lewis DeSoto. 

B. Authorization to accept "Light Clouds," by Al Wong, 
commissioned for Fire Station #2, which consists of 11 
ceramic fritted glass marquee panels, and four 
plexiglass and neon lanterns. 

C. Approval of final payment to Al Wong for contract # 
2820010, art enrichment for Fire Station #2. 

D. Approval of "It's a Small World," a temporary 
artist designed flag project by Kathryn Weinstein and 
Domingo Nuno , situated along the Embarcadero , to 
celebrate Earth Week, contingent upon permission from 
the Port. 

E. Authorization to modify Carl Cheng's contract 
(#2830002) to increase scope of work to include 
providing security glazing and cables for atrium 
security screens, and to increase his contract by $1,800 
to cover the additional expense. 

ORDERED: Approval of the Consent Calendar 
MOVED: Commissioner Rosecrans 
VOTE: Unanimous 



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ORDERED: Approval of the Lamp prototype for 

Constellation, an art work designed by Nayland 
Blake for the new Main Library. 
MOVED: Commissioner Lim 
VOTE: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval of the criteria and process for 

selection of authors' names to be included in 
Constellation, an art work designed by Nayland 
Blake for the new Main Library. 
MOVED: Commissioner Healy 
VOTE: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Denial of request to allocate Moscone Center 

public art funds for the purchase of a bust by 
Spiro Anargyros of George R. Moscone to be 
placed in the convention center. 
MOVED: Commissioner Lim 
VOTE: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval of the Policies and Procedures for 
Removal, Alterations, Destruction and 
Deaccessioning of art works in the Civic Art 
Collection of the City and County of San 
Francisco with further revisions to language 
regarding emergency powers as requested by 
staff. 

MOVED: Commissioner Healy 
VOTE: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval of Lewis DeSoto's preliminary public 
art plan for the San Francisco Courthouse. 
MOVED: Commissioner Healy 
VOTE: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval of artists' request to change the 

Embarcadero Promenade Ribbon from black to a 
lighter color close to white. 
MOVED: Commissioner Healy 
VOTE: Unanimous 



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MAYOR 
Frank M. Jordan 



COMMISSIONERS 

Ann! Heaiy 
President 

John Kriken 
Vict President 

Nancy Bechtie 

Aristides Demetrios 

Alonzo King 

Willis F. Kirk 

Robert F. LaRocca 

Genny Lim 

Rai Y. Okamoto 

dodie rosekrans 

Terri Simon 

Liza Zenni 



( OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 

Fine Arts Museums 

Library Commission 

Planning Commission 

Recreation & 

Park Commission 



DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 

Ioanne Chow Winshii' 



PROGRAMS 

Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

'S Symphony Concerts 

Public Art Program 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415.252.2581 



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155 Grove Street 

415.554.9682 





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ISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

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WEDNESDAY, _A&rT 
3:00 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE 

NOTE: MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF 
THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION, 8TH FLOOR 

Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing 
an information card and giving it to the Committee 
Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 



3:00 I. 




Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to approve design of information 
stands and educational pamphlet for 
"Information Stands II" by Ricardo Zulueta 
for the Market Street Art in Transit 
Program. 

B. Motion to approve artwork by Sixth 
Street Photogaphy Workshop for poster 
series on Gannett kiosks for the Market 
Street Art in Transit Program. 

C. Motion to approve "Guidebook for 
Temporary Art Installations on Public 
Property in the City and County of San 
Francisco" prepared by Judy Moran. 

D. Motion to approve the "Market Street 
Chronicles" by Margaret Crane/Jon Winet for 
the Market Street Art in Transit Program 
contingent upon staff approval of the final 
revision . 

E. Motion to approve the loan of " E 1 Dia 
des las Madres" by Juana Alicia to Gallery 
Concord (City of Concord) for an exhibition 
entitled Una Celebracion, a show of 
contemporary Latino(a) artists, May 6 - 
June 26, 1994. 

F. Motion to approve Hilda Shum, Karen 
Tsujimoto, Rene Yanez, Stephanie Johnson, 
Jennifer Dowley, and Terezita Romo as 
potential selection panel members for the 
Airport projects, and approval to pay an 
honorarium of $100 per day for serving. 



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G. Motion to authorize the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 



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with Alice Aycock for up to $374,000 for 
fabrication, transportation, and 
installation oversight of two artworks 
consisting of a conical staircase and the 
hanging "cyclone" sculpture for the New 
Main Library. 

H. Motion to authorize the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 
with Lothar Baumgarten for up to $89,000 to 
fabricate two artworks, (carved granite 
panels and painted text) for the New Main 
Library . 

I . Motion to approve the installation by 
the Fine Arts Museums of the Dore Vase in 
the Music Concourse area of Golden gate 
Park, contingent upon approval of the 
Recreation and Park Department for the 
location . 

J. Motion to approve any three of the 
following individuals: Lewis deSoto, Sidra 
Stitch, Hilda Shum, Raymond Saunders, 
Terezita Romo and Enrique Chagoya as 
potential selection panel members for the 
Courthouse project, and approval to pay an 
honorarium of $100 per day for serving. 

K. Motion to approve proceeding with public 
competitions for the following Couthouse 
projects : 

a. lobby entry doors and interior 
security gates 

b. lobby floor design 

c. elevator lobbies and doors 

d. 4th floor waiting area 

e. jury assembly 

f. clock design for courtrooms 

L. Motion to approve mural design by 
Dennis Tanaguchi for the Chinatown Youth 
Center to be located at the North Beach 
Housing Project at Fisherman's Wharf. 

M. Motion to approve mural design by Ann 
Sherry for the Chinese Community Housing 
Corporation to be located at Romolo Alley. 



3:05 II. Mental Health Facility 

Susan Pont ions/ Hilda Shum 

A. Review and approval of final proposals 
by Hilda Shum for two artworks designed for 
the Skilled Mental Health Nursing Facility 

B. Approval to purchase "Stream Bed", oil 
on plywood (17 1/2" x 46"), by Helen 
Stanley for $2,000 for the Skilled Mental 
Health Nursing Facility 

3:20 III. Fire Station #37 

Susan Pontious 

Approval of revised artist proposal for 
Fire Station #37 

3:35 IV. Collections 

Debra Lehane 

Discussion and motion to apply for funds 
from the Neighborhood Beaut i f icat ion and 
Graffiti Cleanup Fund 

3:45 V. Art Commission Gallery 

Jason Tannen 

Report on Exhibitions Selection process for 
1994-1995 and request for approval of 
selected artists 

3:55 VI. Proposed Purchase of Artwork 

Jill Manton 

Discussion of purchase of Joan Brown tile 

mural for wall adjacent to Moscone Center 

North 

4:05 VII. Gateway Sculpture 

Jill Manton 
Progress report and documentation 

4:15 VIII. Staff Reports 

4:20 IX. Adjournment 






ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

*Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasotmble accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible cuibside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street, j 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accomodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)554-9671 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 






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Commissioners Present 

Anne llealy 
Aristedes Demetrios 

Bob LaRocca 



Staff Present: 
Joanne (.'how Winship 
J ill Manton 
Debra Lehane 
Eleanor Beaton 
Susan Pont ions 






I . Consent Calendar 

ORDERED: Approval of the following Consent Calendar 
items : 

A. Motion to approve design of information stands and 
educational pamphlet for "Information Stands II" 
by Ricardo Zulu eta for the Market Street Art in 
Transit Program. 

B. Motion to approve artwork by Sixth Street 
Photogaphy Workshop for poster series on Gannett 
kiosks for the Market Street Art in Transit 
Program . 

C. Motion to approve "Guidebook for Temporary Art 
Installations on Public Property in the City and 
County of San Francisco" prepared by Judy Moran. 

D. Motion to approve the "Market Street Chronicles" 
by Margaret Crane/Jon Winet for the Market Street 
Art in Transit Program contingent upon staff 
approval of the final revision. 

E. Motion to approve the loan of "El Dia des las 
Mad res" by Juana ALicia to Gallery Concord (City 
of Concord) for an exhibition entitled Una 
Celebracion , a show of contemporary Latino(a) 
artists, May 6 - June 26, 1994. 

F. Motion to approve Hilda Shum, Karen Tsujimoto, 
Rene Yanez , Stephanie Johnson, Jennifer Dowley, 
and Terezita Romo as potential selection panel 
members for the Airport projects, and approval to 
pay an honorarium of $100 per day for serving. 

G. Motion to authorize the Director- of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with Alice Aycock 
for up to $374,000 for fabrication, 



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transportation, and installation oversight of two 
artworks consisting of a conical staircase and the 
hanging "cyclone" sculpture for the New Main 
Library . 

H. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with Lothar 
Baumgarten for up to $89,000 to fabricate two 
artworks, (carved granite panels and painted text) 
for the New Main Library. 

I. Motion to approve the installation by the Fine 
Arts Museums of the Dore Vase in the Music 
Concourse area of Golden gate Park, contingent 
upon approval of the Recreation and Park 
Department for the location. 

J. Motion to approve any three of the following 

individuals: Lewis deSoto, Sidra Stitch, Hilda 
Shum, Raymond Saunders, Terezita Romo and Enrique 
Chagoya as potential selection panel members for 
the Courthouse project, and approval to pay an 
honorarium of $100 per day for serving. 

K. Motion to approve proceeding with public 

competitions for the following Couthouse projects: 

a. lobby entry doors and interior security gates 

b. lobby floor design 

c. elevator lobbies and doors 

d. 4th floor waiting area 

e. jury assembly 

f. clock design for courtrooms 

L. Motion to approve mural design by Dennis Tanaguchi 

for the Chinatown Youth Center to be located at 

the North Beach Housing Project at Fisherman's 
Wharf. 

M. Motion to approve mural design by Ann Sherry for 
the Chinese Community Housing Corporation to be 
located at Romolo Alley. 
Moved: Demetrios/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

II. Mental Health Facility 

A. Review of Final Proposals for Artwork by Hilda 
Shum for the Skilled Mental Health Nursing 
Facility 



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Hilda Shum presented her final design for her 
sculpture for the Mental Health facility and her 
design for a wall relief entitled "Games of the 
World". Susan Pontious reported that the designs 
had been reviewed by the client and had been 
approved . 

Commissioner Healy recommended that the artist 
substitute another object for the saw blades that 
were proposed as "markers" for one of the games. 

ORDERED: Approval of final design of Hilda Shum's 
sculpture for the entrance to the Skilled Mental 
Health Nursing Facility. 
Moved: Demetrios/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval of final design of Hilda Shum's 
wall relief, "Games of the World", for the entry 
of the Skilled Mental Health Nursing Facility. 
Moved: LaRocca/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval for the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with Hilda Shum for 
up to $64,000 for the fabrication, transportation 
and installation of her sculpture and wall relief, 
"Games of the World". 

B. Approval of Purchase of "Stream Bed" by Helen 
Stanley . 

ORDERED: Approval to purchase "Stream Bed", (oil 
on plywood, 17 1/2" x 46") by Helen Stanley for 
$2,000 for the Skilled Mental Health Nursing- 
Facility . 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

III. Fire Station #37 

Susan Pontious reported that the plans to build 
the revised apparatus room (reviewed at the March 
Civic Design meeting) have been abandoned because 
the State funds that the project depended on have 
been diverted to southern California for 
earthquake recovery. This means that there is no 
place to install Wang Po Shu's art work, which has 
already been fabricated. The committee advised 
that the architect should investigate the 



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possibility of building an archway for the 
entrance of the building where the artwork could 
be located . 

ORDERED: In response to new design changes in the 
architecture of Fire Station #37, investigate the 
possibility of building an entry arch for 
installation of Wang Po Shu's art work 
Moved : LaRocca/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

IV. Collections 

ORDERED: Motion to apply for, accept and expend funds 
from the Neighborhood Beaut i ficat ion and Graffiti Fund. 
Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

V. Gallery 

Jason Tannen presented the artists selected by the 
review panel (Arnold Kemp, Cay Lang, and Emmanuel 
Montoya) for the Art Commission Gallery 1994-95 
schedule. He reported that the committee reviewed 216 
individual and group proposals submitted by 282 Bay 
Area artists in response to an open call for artist's 
proposals . 

ORDERED: Approval of exhibition of the following 
artists during the Art Commission Gallery's 1994-95 
season: Elliot Anderson, Jim Campbell, Bruce Cannon, 
Marjorie Franklin, Hillary Kapan, Simon Penny, Ken 
Rinaldo, Sara Roberts, Andrea Brewster, Victor Zaballa, 
Ann Chamberlain, Sasha Yung Ju Lee, Gayle Tanaka, 
Jehanne-Marie Gavarini, Ed Osborn, Hanna Norman, C. 
Diane Dlugosh, Robiliee Frederick, Jeff Norman, John 
Wehrle, David Bacon, Lauren Davies, Flyn Ford, Susan 
Howard, and Young Kim. 
Moved: Demet r ios/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

VI. Proposed Purchase of Artwork 

Jill Manton reported on the status of the proposed 
purchase of a tile mural to be created by Noel Neri 
from Joan Brown's painting of St. Francis for the wall 
adjacent to Moscone Center North. She reported that 
Noel Neri had seen the wall , and was working on 
drawings of how the mural would appear on the wall. 
However, Manton reported that the Redevelopment Agency 
(who have jurisdiction over the proposed wall) are not 



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favorable to the project. She also reported that some 
of the curatorial staff have concerns about the 
project. These are based on I) concern about the 
appropriateness of the image, scale and proportion of 
the artwork to the wall ; 2) Neri 's plans to possibly 
enlarge the scale of the original artwork, thereby 
further removing the mural from the original artist's 
hand . 

The committee requested to view drawings, or perhaps a 
photo montage of the artwork on the wall at the next 
meeting. They also requested to know more specifically 
the nature of the Redevelopment Agency's objections. 

VII. Gateway Sculpture 

Jill Manton reported on the progress of Mark diSuvero's 
sculpture and passed around photos that documented how 
the design of the sculpture has evolved beyond the 
maquette submitted in Spring of 1993. The 
Commissioners were pleased with the progress of the 
work and held no objections to the slight deviance from 
the macquette. She reported that the Redevelopment 
Agency has informed her that installation will be 
delayed until December, 1994. 

VIII. Staff Reports 

A. Promenade Ribbon Project 

Jill Manton reported that the Art Commission was 
deleting the glass block instal 1 at ion by the 
General Contractor, and was instead having it 
installed by a subcontractor under our contract 
with Fiberstars. A contract credit of $50,000 
from the General Contractor for deleting the 
blocks from his contract, and an additional credit 
of $10,000 from changing the concrete color, plus 
the remaining contingency will pay for the $74,000 
bid from an independent installer. The General 
Contractor has agreed to leave his styrofoam forms 
and plywood covers in place until our contractor 
is ready to instal 1 . 

B. Muni Platforms 

Jill Manton reported that the art elements for the 
muni-platforms designed by Leonard Hunter and 
Sheila Ghidini have come in under budget and will 
be built as designed. 



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C. International Sculpture Conference Panel 

Joanne Chow Winship reported that the conference 
organizers have requested panel recommendations 
for a panel on the Vaillancourt Fountain. ISC has 
already secured Jerry Allen as a panelist. The 
committee suggested Lawrence Halprin, the plaza 
designer . 



D. Future of the Galle 
Joanne Chow Winship 
informed us that th 
in the next seismic 
the Commission has 
vacate the gallery 
plans being investi 
office building bei 
would include the A 
gallery as a prime 
other short term po 



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bond . He has 
a moral respons 
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ssibility of an 
t location that 
ffices and 
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D. Loan of Artwork 

Debra Lehane requested permi 
approval of a loan to the Fi 
Committee Reports at the May 
Meeting. the Art Commission 
approve the loan of two artw 
collection: the Don Potts mo 
Park and David Simpson's pai 
and Stripes" to the Fine Art 
exhibition entitled "Facing 
Landscape Art in the Bay Are 
10, 1995. The Airport Art S 
already approved the loan. 



ssion to place 
ne Arts Museum under 
2nd Art Commission 
will be requested to 
orks from the airport 
del of Golden Gate 
nting, "Storm Stars 
s Museum for an 
Eden: 100 Years of 
a", June 24 - Sept. 
teering Committee has 



E. Dedication and Open House for Fire Station #2 

Susan Pontious reported that the dedication and 
open house for Fire Station #2 would be Sunday, 
May 1, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 

ORDERS AND REPORTS: 

1. ORDERED: Approval of the following Consent Calendar 

items : 

A. Motion to approve design of information stands and 
educational pamphlet for "Information Stands II" 
by Ricardo Zulueta for the Market Street Art in 
Transit Program. 



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B. Motion to approve artwork by Sixth Street 
Photogaphy Workshop for poster series on Gannett 
kiosks for the Market Street Art in Transit 
Program. 

C. Motion to approve "Guidebook for Temporary Art 
Installations on Public Property in the City and 
County of San Francisco" prepared by Judy Moran. 

D. Motion to approve the "Market Street Chronicles" 
by Margaret Crane/Jon Winet for the Market Street 
Art in Transit Program contingent upon staff 
approval of the final revision. 

E. Motion to approve the loan of "El Dia des las 
Madres" by Juana Alicia to Gallery Concord (City 
of Concord) for an exhibition entitled Una 
Celebracion, a show of contemporary Latino(a) 
artists, May 6 - June 26, 1994. 

F. Motion to approve Hilda Shum, Karen Tsujimoto, 
Rene Yanez, Stephanie Johnson, Jennifer Dowley, 
and Terezita Romo as potential selection panel 
members for the Airport projects, and approval to 
pay an honorarium of $100 per day for serving. 

G. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with Alice Aycock 
for up to $374,000 for fabrication, 

transportation, and installation oversight of two 
artworks consisting of a conical staircase and the 
hanging "cyclone" sculpture for the New Main 
Library . 

H. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with Lothar 
Baumgarten for up to $89,000 to fabricate two 
artworks, (carved granite panels and painted text) 
for the New Main Library. 

I. Motion to approve the installation by the Fine 
Arts Museums of the Dore Vase in the Music 
Concourse area of Golden gate Park, contingent 
upon approval of the Recreation and Park 
Department for the location. 

J. Motion to approve any three of the following 

individuals: Lewis deSoto, Sidra Stitch, Hilda 



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Shum, Raymond Saunders, Terezita Romo and Enrique 
Chagoya as potential selection panel members for 
the Courthouse project, and approval to pay an 
honorarium of $100 per day for serving. 

K. Motion to approve proceeding with public 

competitions for the following Couthouse projects: 

a. lobby entry doors and interior security gates 

b. lobby floor design 

c. elevator lobbies and doors 

d. 4th floor waiting area 

e. jury assembly 

f. clock design for courtrooms 

L. Motion to approve mural design by Dennis Tanaguchi 
for the Chinatown Youth Center to be located at 
the North Beach Housing Project at Fisherman's 
Wharf. 

M. Motion to approve mural design by Ann Sherry for 
the Chinese Community Housing Corporation to be 
located at Romolo Alley. 
Moved: Demetr ios/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

Moved: Deme t r ios/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

2. ORDERED: Approval of final design of Hilda Shum's 
sculpture for the entrance to the Skilled Mental Health 
Nursing Facility. 

Moved: Demetrios/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

3. ORDERED: Approval of final design of Hilda Shum's wall 
relief, "Games of the World", for the entry of the 
Skilled Mental Health Nursing Facility. 

Moved: LaRocca/Demetr ios 
Vote: Unanimous 

4. ORDERED: Approval Tor the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into contract, with Hilda Shum for up to 
$04,000 for the fabrication, transportation and 
installation of her sculpture and wall relief, "Gaines 
of the World". 



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5. ORDERED: Approval to purchase "Stream Bed", 
plywood, 17 1/2" x 46") by Helen Stanley for 
the Skilled Mental Health Nursing Facility. 
Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 



(oil on 
$2,000 for 



6. ORDERED: In response to new design changes in the 
architecture of Fire Station #37, investigate the 
possibility of building an entry arch for installation 
of Wang Po Shu's art work 

Moved: LaRocca/Heal y 
Vote: Unanimous 

7. ORDERED: Motion to apply for, accept and expend funds 
from the Neighborhood Beaut i ficat i on and Graffiti Fund 
Moved: Healy/LaRocca 

Vote: Unanimous 

8. ORDERED: Approval of exhibition of the following 
artists during the Art Commission Gallery's 1994-95 
season: Elliot Anderson, Jim Campbell, Bruce Cannon, 
Marjorie Franklin, Hillary Kapan, Simon Penny, Ken 
Rinaldo, Sara Roberts, Andrea Brewster, Victor Zaballa, 
Ann Chamberlain, Sasha Yung Ju Lee, Gayle Tanaka, 
Jehanne-Mar ie Gavarini, Ed Osborn, llanna Norman, C. 
Diane Dlugosh, Robiliee Frederick, Jeff Norman, John 
Wehrle, David Bacon, Lauren Davies, FLyn Ford, Susan 
Howard, and Young Kim. 

Moved: Deme t rios/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 



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PROGRAMS 

Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Klvuw 

Communi I y Aki s 

&i Educai ION 

3PS SymI'HONY CONCERTS 

Puiti ic Art Program 



Strut Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415.252.2581 



Art Commission Gaiury 

155 Grove Street 

415.554.9682 




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18, 1994J) 



DEPOSITORY ITEM 
L^CWViHNTS DEPT. 

MAY 1 1 1994 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



VISUAL ARTS COMMI 
WEDNESDAY , ^sfay 
3:00 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE 
NOTE: MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF 
THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION, 8TH FLOOR 

Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing 
an information card and giving it to the Committee 
Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 



3:00 I. 



3:05 II. 



Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to approve design for "Five 
O'clock Shadow" a temporary art 
installation by John Ammirati for the 
Market Street Art in Transit Program. 

B. Motion to approve guidelines and 
minmimum budget of $75,500 to a maximum of 
$95,000 if reserve funds become available, 
for Program Cycle 4 of the Market Street 
Art in Transit Program. 

C. Motion to approve mural designs by: Mia 
Houlberg, Julie Murray, Mario Joel, Precita 
Eyes Mural Workshop, and Lilly Rodriguez 
for the Clarion Alley Mural Project. 

D. Motion to approve contingency of $800 
for insurance costs of Pilar Olabarria's 
window paintings at the Hibernia Bank for 
the Market Street Art in Transit Program. 

E. Motion to approve installation of 
"Robot Ballet" by Alan Rath at the San 
Francisco Airport for the Gerbode 
Foundation and Capp Street Project. 

F. Motion to approve "Drive By" an 
installation by Domingo Nuno, Susana 
Donovan and Julio Morales presented by the 
509 Cultural Center/Luggage Store Annex for 
the Market Street Art in Transit Program. 

Art Commission Gallery 

Jason Tannen 



City and County of 
San Francisco 



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3:15 III. "Artwindows" - Artist Initiated Public Art 

Roy Olson 

Presentation of project and request for Art 

Commission endorsement 

3:25 IV. Airport 

Susan Pontious 

A. Approval of Selection Panel's 
recommendation for concourses A, G, and B, 
and approval to pay a $500 honorarium plus 
per diem to participate in the interview 
phase. 

B. Project update 

3:40 V. New Civic Center Courthouse 

Jill Manton 

Selection of Artist for Fourth Floor Family 
Court Waiting Area and request for approval 
of selected artist 

3:55 VI. Portsmouth Square 

Jill Manton 

Request for preliminary approval of design 
proposed by Mary Fuller 

4:05 VII. Proposed Purchase of Artwork 

Jill Manton 

Discussion of purchase of Joan Brown tile 

mural 

4:15 VIII. Moscone Convention Center 

Jill Manton, Tonia Macneil 

Program outline and objectives for public 
art competition 

4:25 VIII. Staff Reports 

A. Promenade Ribbon Project 

B. Sunnydale Pump Station 

C. New Main Library 

4:30 IX. Adjournment 



A CCESSIBILITY IN FOR MA TION 

'Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and tlie 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodatbns to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and Individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible cuibslde parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accomodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)554-9671 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 




"AN FRANCISCO /YRT COMMISSION 



programs 

Civic Am Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Aim 

in Educaiion 

OI'S Symphony Conceius 

I'UMIC AR1 PROCRAM 



Street Artists Licenses 

Sunt 70 

415 252.2581 



Art Commission Gallery 

155 Grove Slum 

415 554. 9082 




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SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



SPECIAL MEETING OF THE^VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

TUESDAY, M^y r -2-H-"TSrg7r> 
3:30 iFTM-»-l_-. — ^ 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 

Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing 
an information card and giving it to the Committee 
Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 



3:30 I. 



Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to approve design for "Five 
O'clock Shadow" a temporary art 
installation by John Ammirati for the 
Market Street Art in Transit Program. 

B. Motion to approve guidelines and 
minmimum budget of $75,500 to a maximum of 
$95,000 if reserve funds become available, 
for Program Cycle 4 of the Market Street 
Art in Transit Program. 

C. Motion to approve mural designs by: Mia 
Houlberg, Julie Murray, Mario Joel, Precita 
Eyes Mural Workshop, and Lilly Rodriguez 
for the Clarion Alley Mural Project. 

D. Motion to approve contingency of $800 
for insurance costs of Pilar Olabarria's 
window paintings at the Hibernia Bank for 
the Market Street Art in Transit Program. 

E. Motion to approve installation of 
"Robot Ballet" by Alan Rath at the San 
Francisco Airport for the Gerbode 
Foundation and Capp Street Project. 

F. Motion to approve "Drive By" an 
installation by Domingo Nuno , Susana 
Donovan and Julio Morales presented by the 
509 Cultural Center/Luggage Store Annex for 
the Market Street Art in Transit Program. 




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San Francisco 



G. Motion to approve the following 
finalists for Airport concourses A, G, &. B: 
the team of Tim Collins and Reiko Goto; 
Doug Hall; Kathryn Gustafson; Ned Kahn; 
Paul Kos; Keith Sonnier; Ann Preston; Jody 
Pinto; the team of Peter Richards and 
Michael Oppenheim; and Ik-Joon Kang ; and to 



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pay finalists $500 plus travel and per 
diem expenses. 

3:35 II. New Civic Center Courthouse 

Jill Manton 

Selection of Artist for Fourth Floor Family- 
Court Waiting Area and request for approval 
of selected artist 

3:55 III. Staff Reports 

4:00 IV. Adjournment 



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Anne Healy 
Aristides Demetrios 
Genny Lim 



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Eleanor Beaton 
Debra Lehane 
Susan Pontious 
Jason Tannen 



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The meeting was called to order at 3:45 p.m. 

J . Consent Calendar 

A. Approval of design for "Five O'clock Shadow" a 
temporary ait installation by John Ammirati for the 
Market Street Art in Transit Program. 

B. Approval of guidelines and minimum budget of 
$75,500 to a maximum of $95,000 if reserve funds 
become available, for Program Cycle 4 of the Market 
Street Art in Transit Program. 

C Approval of mural designs by: Mia Houlberg, 
Julie Murray, Mario Joel, Precita Eyes Mural 
Workshop, and Lilly Rodriguez for the Clarion Alley 
Mural Project. 

D. Approval of contingency of $800 for insurance 
costs of Pilar Olabarria's window paintings at the 
Hibernia Bank for the Market Street Art in Transit 
Program . 

E. Approval of installation of "Robot Ballet" by 
Alan Rath at the San Francisco Airport for the 
Gerbode Foundation and Capp Street Project. 

F. Approval of "Drive By" an installation by 
Domingo Nuno, Susana Donovan and Julio Morales 
presented by the 509 Cultural Center/Luggage Store 
Annex for the Market Street Art in Transit Program. 

G. Approval of the following finalists for Airport 
concourses A, G, & B: the team of Tim Collins and 
Reiko Goto; Doug Hall; Kathryn Gustafson; Ned Kahn; 
Paul Kos; Keith Sonnier; Ann Preston; Jody Pinto; the 
team of Peter Richards and Michael Oppenheimer; and 



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Ik-Joon Kang ; and to pay finalists $500 plus travel 
and per diem expenses. 

ORDERED: Approval of the Consent Calendar 

MOTION: Commissioner Demetrios 

SECOND: Commissioner Lim 

VOTE: Unanimous 

II. Civic Center Courthouse 

Susan Pontious showed slides of three artist 
candidates for the Family Court Waiting Area of the 
new courthouse: Ann Preston, Robert Calvo, and Cheryl 
Riley. The panel of judges have reviewed the 
artists' work and have recommended Ann Preston. 
Commissioners were concerned that if Ms. Preston 
accepted the Courthouse commission, this would 
disqualify her from the Airport Project, and asked 
that the artist be advised of this possibility before 
accepting the Commission. 

ORDERED: Motion to authorize the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into an agreement with Ann 
Preston to develop an integrated art design for the 
new Civic Center Courthouse for a preliminary design 
fee of $15,000, with an additional travel allowance 
of up to $5,000. 
MOTION: Commissioner Healy 
SECOND: Commissioner Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Motion to approve Cheryl Riley as an 

alternate, if needed, and to authorize the Director 

of Cultural Affairs to enter into an agreement with 

her to develop an integrated art design for the new 

Civic Center Courthouse for a preliminary design fee 

of $15,000, with an additional travel allowance of up 

to $5,000. 

MOTION: Commissioner Healy 

SECOND: Commissioner Lim 

VOTE: Aye: Healy/Lim Nay: Demetrios 

The meeting was adjourned at 4:15 p.m. 



REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Approval of design for "Five O'clock Shadow" a 

temporary art installation by John Ammirati for the 
Market Street Art in Transit Program. 



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MOTION: Commissioner Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

2. Approval of guidelines and minimum budget of 
$75,500 to a maximum of $95,000 if reserve funds 
become available, for Program Cycle 4 of the Market 
Street Art in Transit Program. 

MOTION: Commissioner Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

3. Approval of mural designs by: Mia Houlberg, Julie 
Murray, Mario Joel, Precita Eyes Mural Workshop, and 
Lilly Rodriguez for the Clarion Alley Mural Project. 

MOTION: Commissioner Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

4. Approval of contingency of $800 for insurance costs 
of Pilar Olabarria's window paintings at the Hibernia 
Bank for the Market Street Art in Transit Program. 

MOTION: Commissioner Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

5. Approval of installation of "Robot Ballet" by Alan 
Rath at the San Francisco Airport for the Gerbode 
Foundation and Capp Street Project. 

MOTION: Commissioner Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

6. Approval of "Drive By" an installation by Domingo 
Nuno , Susana Donovan and Julio Morales presented by 
the 509 Cultural Center/Luggage Store Annex for the 
Market Street Art in Transit Program. 

MOTION: Commissioner Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

7. Approval of the following finalists for Airport 
concourses A, G, & B: the team of Tim Collins and 
Reiko Goto; Doug Hall; Kathryn Gustafson; Ned Kahn ; 
Paul Kos; Keith Sonnier; Ann Preston; Jody Pinto; the 
team of Peter Richards and Michael Oppenheimer; and 
Ik-Joon Kang ; and to pay finalists $500 plus travel 
and per diem expenses. 



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MOTION: Commissioner Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

8. Authorization to the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into an agreement with Ann Preston to develop 
an integrated art design for the new Civic Center 
Courthouse for a preliminary design fee of $15,000, 
with an additional travel allowance of up to $5,000. 

MOTION: Commissioner Healy 
VOTE: Unanimous 

9. Approval of Cheryl Riley as an alternate, if needed, 
and authorization to the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into an agreement with her to develop an 
integrated art design for the new Civic Center 
Courthouse for a preliminary design fee of $15,000, 
with an additional travel allowance of up to $5,000. 

MOTION: Commissioner Healy 
VOTE: Unanimous 



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Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Revifw 

Community Arts 

& Education 

PS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art Program 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

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155 Grove Street 

415.554.9682 



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WEDNESDAY, June 15, 1994 

3:OoW____ - 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 



Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing 
an information card and giving it to the Committee 
Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 



3:00 I. 



Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to approve installation by 
Connie Hatch at the Forest Hills Muni 
station for the Gerbode Foundation and Capp 
Street Project. 



B. Motion to authorize the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to pay an amount not to 
exceed $5,000 to Seeing Comes Before Words 
Design for the preliminary design of a 
Public Art Maquette exhibition and final 
design and installation of exhibition. 

C. Motion to approve Wyland "Whaling 
Wall" mural designs for two murals to be 
located at Pier 39 . 



3:05 II. 



Art Commission Gallery 

Jason Tannen 



3:15 III 



New Main Library 

Kathy Page, Mark Evans 

Review and approval of design for proposed 
gift of artwork for Gay and Lesbian Reading 
Room of New Main Library 



3:25 IV. 



Civic Center Courthouse 

Jill Manton, Lewis deSoto 

Review and approval of specific proposals 

for Court House design. 




City and County oe 
San Francisco 



3:45 V. 



3:55 VI 



Historic and Interpretive Signage Project 

Jill Manton, Michael Manwaring 

Review and approval of proposed concept for 

Bay Trails component of Signage Project. 

"Artwindows" - Artist Initiated Public Art 

Roy Olson 

Presentation of project and request for Art 

Commission endorsement 



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4:05 VII. Civic Art Collection 

Debra Lehane 

Motion to express gratitude and 
appreciation to sculptor Roger Baird for 
his efforts to preserve and save a work of 
art belonging to the City produced at the 
1939/40 Golden Gate International 
Exposition Art in Action Program by Dudley 
Carter titled the "Goddess of the Forest" 
and formerly located in Golden Gate Park. 

4:15 VIII. Airport 

Susan Pontious 

Approval of Selection Panel's artist 
recommendations for Concourses A, G &, B, 
and authorization for the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 
with each for $15,000 to develop a 
conceptual design plus a negotiated travel 
and per diem fee for out of town artists. 

4:25 IX. Moscone Convention Center 

Tonia Macneil, Jill Manton 

Report and approval of project guidelines 
and parameters. 

4:35 X. Muni Metro Construction Fence 

Tonia Macneil 

Review and approval of conceptual proposals 

for murals by Brett Cook and Senai Dennis. 

4:45 XI. Market Street Art in Transit 

Eleanor Beaton 

Review and approval of poetry excerpts for 
poetry plaques in Phase 2 of the Market 
Street Muni boarding islands, and approval 
to pay an honorariium of $250 to each 
selected poet. 

4.50 XII. Taraval Police Station 

Tonia Macneil 

Review of sample ceramic tiles for frieze 
by Arthur Gonzalez 

5:05 XIII. Public Art Exhibit 

Report on concept and content of exhibition 

5:10 XIV. Staff Reports 

A. Promenade Ribbon Project 

B. Market Street Art in Transit 

C. New Main Library 



5:20 XV. New Business 

Response to Culver City Council 

5:25 XVI. Adjournment 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

*Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and Individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accomodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)554-9671 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



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Jill Manton 

Director 

Public Art Program 

San Francisco Art Commission 

25 Van Ness Avenue 

San Francisco, California 94102 

Dear Jill, 

Thank you for sharing with us the Art Commission's interest in installing a 
mosaic enlargement of Joan Brown's St. Francis and the Wolf on the Agency's 
garden wall facing the Moscone North bus zone. The Agency has carefully 
reviewed this proposal, and we feel that the wall is not an appropriate site for the 
mosaic for a number of reasons, including the following: 

1. Although perhaps once a suitable surface for a mural, the wall has been 
redesigned to break up its massing and create a garden presence through vines 
on its surface and other plantings at its base. 

2. The proposed artwork is not specific to this site. Site specificity has been a 
fundamental criterion in the development of art in Yerba Buena Gardens. 

3. The artwork is not an original artwork by the artist, but a replica of a painting 
in a different medium and at a larger scale. 

4. The very public setting and the large scale which such a setting requires do 
not seem appropriate to the somewhat intimate character of the artwork. 

5. At this scale and in this setting the piece may seem unrefined. 

6. The identity of the figures in the piece, and therefore the meaning and 
significance of the piece, would not be evident to the casual viewing public. 

7. The piece would unnecessarily encumber and limit the character of the 
additional artwork which is being developed for Howard Street. To develop a 
major new artwork for this site already has proven a very challenging task, 






without the additional issue of relating to an existing piece of art which would be 
highly visible from the street. 

8. Funds expended on this piece would further reduce the already diminished 
financial resources available for a major Howard Street piece. 

Again, we appreciate the Art Commission's interest in enhancing the Howard 
Street environment of the Moscone Center, and we look forward to continuing to 
work closely with you to accomplish that end. Should you have further 
questions concerning this matter, please feel free to call me at 749-2506 or 
William Carney, Senior Landscape Architect, at 749-2412. 

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Commissioners present 

Commissioner Lim 
Commissioner LaRocca 



Staff present: 

Jill Manton 
Tonia Macneil 
Eleanor Beaton 
Susan Pontious 
Debra Lehane 



INFORMATIONAL NOTES 

Commissioners Lim and La Rocca heard staff reports and 
public testimony on scheduled agenda items. 




I. Request to approve installation by Connie Hatch at 
the Forest Hills Muni station for the Gerbode 
Foundation and Capp Street Project. 

II. Request to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to pay an amount not to exceed $5,000 to 
Seeing comes Before Words Design for the preliminary 
design of a Public Art Maquette exhibition and final 
design and installation of the exhibition. 

III. Request to give conceptual approval to Wyland 
"Whaling Wall" mural designs for two murals to be 
located at Pier 39, with final approval contingent 
upon review and approval of the artist's design 
cartoon and approval of the Port. 

IV. Art Commission Gallery 

Jason Tannen and Tonia Macneil reported on plans for 
the Public Art Maquette exhibit which will be held 
at the Art Commission Gallery concurrently with a 
group exhibit entitled "The Post-Industrial 
Landscape", from August 18 through September 17. 
The group "Seeing Comes Before Words Design" will 
work with Tannen and the public art staff to develop 
the exhibition design. 



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Mark Evans 
of artwork 
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and Kathy Page presented a proposed gift 
for the Gay and Lesbian Reading Room of 
n Library. Evans and Brown, a business 
mural painting, will donate the design of 
ter mural for a circular ceiling. The 

agreed to alter the design of the room 
ate the mural. Mark Evans presented the 
ortfolio and a conceptual sketch of the 

final, cartoon will be presented to the 

Committee for approval. 



Requested action: 

Approval of the conceptual design 
of the ceiling of the Gay and 
Lesbian Reading Room for the New 
Main Library. 



VI. New Courthouse Building 

Artist Lewis deSoto reviewed the art plan for the 

new courthouse. The artist and the Courthouse art 

committee have developed a prioritized list of 

projects : 

1 ) Lobby 

2) .Jury assembly area projects 



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Requested act. ion: 

Approval to pay Oppenheim Lewis, 
cost estimators, a fee not to 
exceed $700 for work on the 
Courthouse project for the 
public art program. 

Approval of up to $5,000 for a 
preliminary design fee for Ann 
Preston for the Family Court 
waiting area. 

V. Historic and Interpretive Signage 

Michael Manwaring presented detailed drawings for 
interpretive signage relating to the addition of a 
Bay Trails component of the project. He proposed 
that groupings of 5 bronze plaques will be set into 
the bay-side sidewalk at 6 sites, on the North and 
South Embarcadero . The plaques will include text 
about the network of Bay Trails and will feature 
examples of Bay wildlife. 

Manwaring reviewed plans for the historic signage to 
be placed along the North Embarcadero, describing 
the location and historic content of inset plaques, 
pylons and podiums. Commissioners were pleased with 
the expanded narrative scope of the project in its 
representation of the many cultures which played a 
role in the history of the waterfront. 

Requested action: 

Approval of proposed concept for 
the Bay Trails component of the 
Signage Project. 

VI. San Francisco Airport 

Susan Pontious presented slides of the artists 
approved by the Airport Se Lection Panel to work on 
design teams for Concourses A, G and B. 



Requested action 



Approval of the Airport 
Selection Panel recommendation 
of Tim Collins, Reiko Goto and 
Ned Kahn to work with Fong and 
Chan on Concourse B, in the 
domestic flight area; Keith 
Sonnier and Kathryn Gustafson to 



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work with H.O.K. and Group 4 on 
Concourse A; Ik Joon Kang and 
Ann Preston to work with Gerson- 
Overstreet and Poishek Partners 
on Concourse G. 

Authorization to the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into 
contract with each artist for 
$15,000, pius a negotiated 
travel and per diem fee for out 
of town artists, to develop a 
conceptual design proposal. 

Moscone Convention Center 

Staff has held pub! ic meetings with area residents 
and city agencies in the last two months prior to 
the selection of an artist to create a work of art 
for Moscone Center at Howard Street, and presented 
revised guidelines for the project. 



Requested action 



Approval of guidelines for 
Moscone Convention Center public 
art project. 

Approval of Jacqueline Clemmens 
as community representative to 
participate on the selection 
panel for the Moscone Convention 
Center Public Art Project. 



VIII. Market Street Art in Transit 

Seven proposed poem excerpts by local artists for 
the new poetry plaques to be located on Muni 
boarding islands were presented by Eleanor Beaton. 



Requested action 



Approval of poetry excerpts by 
William Oandasan, Etel Adnan , 
Jessica Hagedorn, Thich Nhat 
Hanh, Arthur Sze, Jerry Estrin 
and David Henderson for poetry 
plaques in Phase 2 of the Market 
Street Muni Boarding Islands ans 
approval to pay an honorarium of 
$250 to each selected poet. 



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The designs for artwork coordinated by the Mission 
Cultural Center for the Gannett Poster Series were 
aJ so presented. 

Requested action: 

ApprovaJ of art work by the 
Mission Cultural Center for the 
Market Street Poster Series 
subject to final review and 
approval by the Art Commission 
staff. 

IX. Taraval Police Station 

Ceramic tiles for the frieze designed by Arthur 
Gonzalez to be located at the remodeled Taraval 
Police Station were presented by Tonia Macneil. The 
architect has reviewed and approved the revised 
design . 

Requested action: 

Approval of the color and design 
of ceramic tiles by Arthur 
Gonzalez for the Taraval Police 
Station lobby frieze. 

X. Promenade Ribbon Project 

Jill Manton reported on the status of the Promenade 
Ribbon construction now taking place on the South 
Embarcadero. The color of the concrete is not 
consistent along the ribbon, although the contractor 
has stated that he is mixing it according to the 
approved prototype. Commissioner La Rocca will 
inspect the project and discuss options and/or 
solutions with staff. 

XI. Request for Commission Action 

Jill Manton reported that she will ask the 
Commission to write a letter in support of the 
public art program for the City of Culver City. 



Requested action 



Request for a letter from the 
San Francisco Art Commission to 
the City Council of Culver City 
to urge the Council to rescind 
its decision to allow project 
architects to design 



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architectural features to meet 
the City's public art 
requirement . 

XII. Contract Extensions 

Staff reported that they will request Art Commission 
approval to extend contract completion dates for 
artists whose projects are ongoing. 

Requested action: 

Approval to extend the contract 
for Su-Chen Hung to design an 
artwork for the Vallejo- 
Churchill Garage from June 30, 
1994 to June 30, 1995 

ITEMS for COMMITTEE REPORT: 

1. Approval of installation by Connie Hatch at the 
Forest Hills Muni station for the Gerbode Foundation 
and Capp Street Project. 

2. Authorization to the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
grant $5,000 to Seeing Comes Before Words Design for 
a Public Art Maquette exhibition. 

3. Approval in concept of Wyland "Whaling Wall" mural 
designs for two murals to be located at Pier 39, 
with final approval contingent upon review and 
approval of the artist's design cartoon and approval 
of the Port . 

4. Approval of the conceptual design of the ceiling of 
the Gay and Lesbian Reading Room for the New Main 
Library . 

5. Approval to pay Oppenheim Lewis, cost estimators, a 
fee not to exceed $700 for work on the Courthouse 
project for the public art program. 

6. Approval of up to $5,000 for a preliminary design 
fee for Ann Preston for the Family Court waiting 
area. 

7. Approval of proposed concept for the Bay Trails 
component of the Signage Project. 



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8. Approval of the Airport Selection Panel 
recommendation of Tim Collins, Reiko Goto and Ned 
Kahn to work with Fong and Chan on Concourse B, in 
the domestic flight area; Keith Sonnier and Kathryn 
Gustafson to work with H.O.K. and Group 4 on 
Concourse A; Ik Joon Kang and Ann Preston to work 
with Gerson-Overstree t and Polshek Partners on 
Concourse G. 

9. Authorization to the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into contract with each artist for $15,000, 
plus a negotiated travel and per diem fee for out of 
town artists, to develop a conceptual design 
proposal . 

10. Approval of guidelines for Moscone Convention Center 
public art project. 

11. Approval of Jacqueline Clemmens as community 
representative to participate on the selection panel 
for the Moscone Convention Center Public Art 
Project . 

12. Approval of poetry excerpts by William Oandasan, 
Etel Adnan, Jessica Hagedorn, Thich Nhat Hanh, 
Arthur Sze, Jerry Estrin and David Henderson for 
poetry plaques in Phase 2 of the Market Street Muni 
Boarding Islands ans approval to pay an honorarium 
of $250 to each selected poet. 

13. Approval of art work by the Mission Cultural Center 
for the Market Street Poster Series subject to final 
review and approval by the Art Commission staff. 

14. Approval of the color and design of ceramic tiles by 
Arthur Gonzalez for the Taraval Police Station lobby 
frieze . 

15. Request for a letter from the San Francisco Art 
Commission to the City Council of Culver City to 
urge the Council to rescind its decision to allow 
project architects to design architectural features 
to meet the City's public art requirement. 

16. Approval to extend the contract for Su-Chen Hung to 
design an artwork for the Valle jo-Churchill Garage 
from June 30, 1994 to June 30, 1995. 



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17. Approval to extend the contract for Ann Chamberlain 
to design an artwork for the Hospital Parking Garage 
from June 30, 1994 to December 31, 1994. 



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Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by 
an information card and giving it to the Commit 
Secretary, who will schedule testimony during t 
appropriate agenda item. 



3:00 I. 



Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to authorize a modifi 
the agreement with Fiberstars, i 
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represent and include the cost o 
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B. Motion to approve an extension in the 
Muni M Line Boarding Platform contracts for 
1 )Leonard Hunter and 2) Sheila Ghidini from 
July 31, 1994 to December 31, 1994. 

C. Motion to approve a modification of 
George Gonzalez' contract for the Mental 
Health Facility to 1) provide redwood 
timbers, cabeling, seating and stone 
sculpture for the gazebo and 2) increase 
contract amount up to $10,000. 

D. Motion to approve Renny Pritikin, Gary 
Garrells, Allison Williams, Carolina Woo, 
Brian Lee and Terezita Romos as potential 
panelists for the Moscone Convention Center 
Project and to pay panelists $50 per 1/2 
day for services. 







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E. Motion to authorize an increase in the 
amount of the Hospital Parking Garage 
Design Contract for Ann Chamberlain by 
$9,000 for the selection and planning of 
imagery in the GFRC panels and for 
supervision of fabrication of prototypes. 

F. Motion to authorize the following as 
potential panelists for the Market Street 
Art in Transit Program: Enrique Chagoya, 
Arnold Kemp, Horace Washington, Dean Beck 
Stewart, Dewey Grumpier, Janeen Antoine, 
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Lopez, and to pay panelists an honorarium 
of $100 per day. 

New Main Library 

Susan Pontious 

Project updates on the Aycock conical 
stairs and the Blake light wall, and 
discussion of prioritizing projects. 

Portsmouth Square 

Jill Manton, Mary Fuller 

Review and approval of preliminary proposal 
for revised Tot Lot design, and author- 
ization to make payment of $1500 to the 
a r t i s t . 



3:35 IV. 



Civic Center Courthouse 

Jill Manton 

A) Review and approval of Ann Preston's 
preliminary proposal for the 4th Floor 
Family Court Waiting Area 

B) Selection of Commission liaison for 
Court House competitions and discussion of 
accelerated process 



3:50 V. 



New Chinatown Park 

J i 1 1 Manton 

Review and approval of Lam Po Leong ' s 

Terrazzo Medallion Design 



4:00 VI . 



4:10 VII 



Chinatown Housing Project Murals 

Josie Grant 

Request for Commission action re: 

protection and preservation of murals 

Civic Art Collection 

Debra Lehane 

Motion to express gratitude and 
appreciation to sculptor Roger Baird for 
his efforts to preserve and save a work of 
art belonging to the City produced at the 
1939/40 Golden Gate International 
Exposition Art in Action Program by Dudley 
Carter titled the "Goddess of the Forest" 
and formerly located in Golden Gate Park. 



4 :20 VIII 



Muni Metro Construction Fence 

Ton ia Macne i 1 

Review of conceptual mural design by Senay 

Dennis and request for approval of staff 

recommendation 



4:30 IX. 



Waterfront Transportation Art Projects 

Jill Manton 

Update and discussion of Ribbon, Gateway, 

and Signage Projects 



4:40 X. 



Staff Reports 

A. Airport 

B. Market Street Art in Transit 

C. Art Commission Gallery - exhibition 
report from Gallery Director 



4:45 XI 



Adjournment 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

"Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act anil the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies xoill make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbslde parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses --serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Gmve, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accomodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)554-9671 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



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Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
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Consent Calendar 

A. Mot-ion to authorize a modification of 
the agreement with Fiberstars, increasing 
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block installation in the South 
Embarcadero . 

B. Motion to authorize payment in the 
amount of $48,825 to Fiberstars for the 
production of all South Embarcadero 
fiberoptic materials. 

('. Mot. ion to approve an extension in the 
Muni M bine Boarding Platform contracts for 
I) Leonard Hunter and 2) Sheila Ghidini from 
July 31, 1991 to July 31, 1995 and to mod- 
ify contract, with Sheila Ghidini, reducing 
total fee by $2, 500 to$7,500 and modify 
agreement with Leonard Hunter, increasing 
fee by $2,500 to $16,500. 

D. Motion to approve Renny Pritikin, Gary 
Garrells, Allison Williams, Carolina Woo, 
Brian Lee and Terezita Romos as potential 
panelists for the Moscone Convention Center 
Project and to pay panelists $50 per 1/2 
day for services. 

E. Motion to authorize an increase in the 
amount of the Hospital Parking Garage 
Design Contract for Ann Chamberlain by 
$9,000 for- the selection and planning of 
imagery in the GFRC panels and for 
supervision of fabrication of prototypes. 

F. Motion to authorize the following as 
potential panelists for the Market Street 
Art in Transit Program: Enrique Chagoya, 
Arnold Kemp, Dean Beck Stewart, Janeen 
Antoine, Regina Mouton, Jeannie 
Weiffenbach, Yo.landa Lopez, Linda Lucero, 
Jose Burciaga, Chris Robbins, Isabel 
Yrigoyen, Lorraine Nakata, Victor Zaballa, 
and Mario Garcia Durham and to pay 
panelists an honorarium of $100 per day. 

G. Motion to approve design of mural for 
Excelsior Playground. 

H. Motion to approve grant of up to 

$1,000 to Intersection for the Arts for 

fiscal sponsorship for insurance for market 
Street projects. 



I. Motion to approve installation by 
Connie Hatch at three transit stations 



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Forest Hills Muni Station, Caltrans 
Transbay Terminal and the Port as part of 
the "Art in the Urban Landscape Project" 
presented by the Gerbode Foundation and 
Capp Street. Project. 

J. Motion to approve artwork for 
"Projections in Public" curated by Karen 
Atkinson for the Market Street Art in 
Transit Program. 

K. Motion to approve artwork by Rigo 94 
for poster series as part of the Market 
Street Art in Transit Program. 

L. Motion to authorize final payment on 
Aye Ltd.'s (Alice Aycock ) contract 
#2830012. 

M. Motion to authorize final payment on 
Lothar Baumgarten's design contract 
#2810016. 

N. Motion to authorize a reduction in Al 
Wong's contract by $2,869 and to return 
balance of funds to the Bureau of 
Architecture . 

O. Motion to authorize an increase in 
James Carpenter's design contract for the 
Airport International terminal by $5,000 to 
cover additional travel expenses. 

P. Motion to approve installation 
presented by the Luggage Store at 1000 
Market Street as part of the Market Street 
Art in Transit Program. 

Q. Motion to approve purchase of the 
following artworks for the Skilled Mental 
Health Nursing Facility pending client 
approval : 

Joe Draegent, Jasmine Tea Cup, $8 50 
Guy Diehl, Still Life w/Magnolia, $810 
June Felter, Lawn Chair w/Still Life, $4 50 
Margaret llersher, 2 Shell Prints, $400 ea. 



R. Motion to approve conceptual design of 
artwork by Wesley Winship for mural on Art 
Commission Gallery Door, with final 



approval contingent upon staff approval of 
f i rial des i gn . 

3:25 II. Chinatown Housing Project Murals 

Josie Grant. 

Request for Commission action re: 

protection and preservation of murals 

3:40 IIT. New Main Library 

Susan Pontious, Cathy Simon, SMWM 

A. Progress report on Alice Aycock 

artwork 
H. Review of budget to date 
C. Discussion of prioritization of art 
projects; possible elimination of 
Haumgarten proposal to allow for 
complete implementation of Aycock 
pro jec t . 

4:00 IV. Portsmouth Square 

Jill Manfon, Mary Fuller 

Review and approval of preliminary proposal 
for revised Tot Lot design, and author- 
ization to make payment of $1500 to the 
artist . 

4:10 V. Civic Center Courthouse 

.Jill Man ton 

A) Review and approval of Ann Preston's 

preliminary proposal for the 4 th Floor 

Family Court Waiting Area 

H) Discussion re: Judges' request to delete 
terrazzo floor design from list of 
approved art plan projects 

C) Discussion of selection process for 
approved art plan projects and 
confirmation of final screening date 

4:15 VI. Muni Metro Construction Fence 

Ton i a Macne i 1 

Review of conceptual mural design by Senay 
Dennis and request for approval of staff 
recommenda t ion 



4:25 VI 1 . Waterfront Transportation Art. Projects 

Jill Man ton 

A. Update and discussion of Ribbon, 
Gateway, and Signage Projects 
U. Approval of North Fmbarcadero Signage 
and text 



4:35 IX. 



Art Commission Gallery 
Jason Tannen 

A. City Site - extension of Donna 
Schumacher project 

B . Exhibition opening Aug. 18 

C . Seismic- Party Aug. 2(> 

D. Slide Reg i s L ry/Upen Studio 



4:45 X. 



New Sheriff's Facility 

Susan For j I. ions 

Waiver of $:n,000 art enrichment for 5th 

f 1 oor add i f i on 



4:50 XI. 



Staff Reports 

A. Airport. 

B. Market Street Art 

C . Moscone 



in Transit 



4: 55 XII 



Adjournment 









A CCESSIBIUTY IN FORMA TION 

'Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 797.3 Rehabilitation Act ami the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
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order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accomodate these individuals. 

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A. Motion to approve artwork by RIGO 94 at 
Caltrans 5th Street offramp as part of the 
"Art in the Urban Landscape Project" 
presented by the Gerbode Foundation and 
Capp Street Project. 

B. Motion to extend Market Street Art In 
Transit installation project with the 
Luggage Store at 1000 Market Street and to 
add $1500 to the total honorarium amount. 

C. Motion to approve initial artwork for 
poster series by LAB and Small Press 
Traffic subject to final design review. 

D. Motion to approve sound project by 
Michael Olexo and Brenda Hutchinson at the 
Twin Peaks Reservoir, and sound project by 
Lynn Kirby at four sidewalk locations as 
part of Secession Gallery's "Si te-as-Music" 
exhibition . 




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E. Motion to express support and 
endorsement of art projects by DIWA, by Gay 
Outlaw, and by Crane/Winet as part of the 
"Art in the Urban Landscape Project" 
presented by the Gerbode Foundation and 
Capp Street Project. 

F. Motion to authorize the following as 
potential panelists for the Market Street 
Art in Transit Program: Priscilla Regalado, 
Nontsizi Cayou, and to pay panelists an 
honorarium of $100 per day. 

G. Motion to approve the following as 
potential panelists for the Art Commission 
Gallery's "City Site" 1994-95: Larry 
Andrews, Nayland Blake, Tim Collins, Brett 
Cook, Arthur Gonzalez, Reiko Goto, Rene de 



Guzman, Su-chen Hung, Toni Lane, Yolanda 
Lopez, Anita Margrill, Lydia Matthews, Judy 
Moran, Anna Murch, Mary Lovelace, Francisco 
Perez, Johanna Poethig, Cheyl Riley, Hilda 
Shum, Lewis DeSoto, Mark Thompson, Carlos 
Villa, Wang Po Shu, All Wong. 

H. Motion to authorize a grant 
application of up to $25,000 to the 
National Endowment for the Arts from the 
Public Art Program. 

I. Motion to approve additional payment 
of $450 to Ricardo Zulueta for expenses on 
"Information Stands II" project for Market 
Street . 

J. Motion to approve final payment to 
Peter Richards not to exceed $2,3666.66 on 
Contract No. 2830028B for completion of the 
extension to the Comfort Garden at the San 
Francisco General Hospital. 

K. Motion to approve purchase of two 
paintings: "View from Indian Rock #31" and 
"View from Indian Rock #36" for $625 each 
for the Skilled Mental Health Nursing 
Facility . 

L. Motion to authorize payment of up to 
$3,000 total to reimburse Norie Sato, 
Albert Paley and John Okulick for travel 
expenses to San Franisco incurred as 
finalists for for the Court House project. 

3:05 II. Art Commission Gallery 

Presentation of Commissioner Meyers' 
proposal regarding the gallery building. 

3:15 III. Civic Collection 

Debra Lehane, Roger Baird, Arno Schniewind 
Brief presentation and motion to 
acknowledge and express appreciation and 
gratitude tp Roger Baird, Prof, of Metal 
Arts, City College, and Arno, Schniewind, 
University of California Forestry Lab, for 
their perseverance, professionalism and 
ddication to saving the central figure in 
Dudley Carter's Goddess of the Forest. 



3:30 IV. Skilled Mental Health Nursing Facility 

Susan Pontious, Hilda Shura 

A. Review and approval of final design 
of column murals 

B. Authorization for the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into agreement 
with Hilda Shum to fabricate, transport and 
install 16 column murals at the Skilled 
Mental Health Nursing Facility. 

3:45 V. Fire Station 

Susan Pontious, Wang Po Shu 

Review of revised proposal for Fire Station 
#37, and request for action to include 
either approval of revised proposal or 
cancellation of project. 

3:55 VI. Airport 

Susan Pontious 

A. Review of conceptual proposals by Su- 
chen Hung, Lewis DeSoto, and Ann Preston 

B. Review of conceptual proposal by James 
Carpenter and authorization for the 
Director of Cultural Afffairs to enter into 
a design development contract. 

4:15 VII. Civic Center Courthouse 

Jill Manton 

A. Presentation by Lewis deSoto and 
request for approval for DeSoto' s proposal 
for the artistic enhancement of the Jury 
Assembly Room and to approve the allocation 
of up to $200,000 for the implementation of 
his artistic concepts. 

B. Presentation by Lewis deSoto and 
motion to approve design proposal for 
imagery to be executed on eight glass 
panels in the Jury Assembly Room and to 
authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into a separate agreement with the 
artist for the design, fabrication and 
installation of: the eight glass panels; a 
lighting system for the panels; production 
of the imagery; and light projection. 

C. Discussion regarding the prioriti- 
zation of Court House projects in context 
of budget limitations and request for 
approval of priorities established by 
Committee . 



4:40 VIII. New Main Library 

Susan Pontious 

A. Progress report on Alice Aycock 
project 

B. Request for approval to increase Aye 
Ltd.'s (Alice Aycock) fabrication 
contract for the conical stairs by 
$5,595 to pay for labor and materials 
and performance bonds. 

4:55 IX. Emergency Services Dispatch Center (911 

Center) 

Tonia Macneil 

Request for approval of guidelines and 
selection process, and approval of a pool 
of individuals as possible selection 
panelists . 

5:00 X. Bayview Police Station 

Tonia Macneil 

Presentation and request for approval of 
final designs for the Community Room doors 
and wall panels, created by Cheryl Riley as 
a gift to the City of San Francisco. 

5:10 XI. Staff Reports 

A. Promenade Ribbon Project Sandblast 
Proposal 

B. Market Street Art in Transit 

C. Moscone Competition 

D. Norcal Artist in Residence Program 

5:20 XII. Adjournment 



A CCESSIBILITY INFORM A TION 

^Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Relmbililation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curhside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more infoimation on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accomodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)554-9671 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



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MEETING 



Commissioners present: 



Staff present : 



Anne Healy 

Rod Freebai rn-Smi th 



Jill Man ton 
Susan Pontious 
Debra Lehane 
Eleanor Beaton 
Jason Tannen 
Tonia Macneil 



Commissioners Healy and Freebai rn-Smith heard staff 
reports and public testimony on scheduled agenda items 

I. Waterfront. Transport.alion Projects 



1 . South Fmba re 


adero Promena 


de 


Ri 


Jill Manton repor 


ted that DPW 


has 


o 


entire cost of sandblasting th 


e rai 


Promenade Ribbon 


on the South 


Emb 


ar 


would sign off on 


the areas wh 


ich 


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sidewalk. The art 


ists wished t 


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sandblasting the 


flat areas as 


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Sasaki Associates 


argued that 


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will soon be defaced by fraffi 


c and 


improvements in a 


ppea ranee won 


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on 


artists agreed to 


this compromise 


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attempt, to finance additional 


rep 


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through the Fiber 


stars contrac 


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bbon 

ffered to pay the 
sed parts of the 
cadero if the artists 
re flush with the 
sue the possibility of 
, but both DPW and 
idewal k-level ribbon 

heavy use, so any 
ly be temporary. The 
although staff will 
rs or improvements 




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2. South Embarcadero Historic and Interpretive Signage 
Repairs to the inlaid bronze plaques are going forward 
with some success, however the quality of the surrounding 
concrete work cannot be improved. 



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II. Market Street Art in Transit 

Eleanor Beaton reported on current events on Market 
Street . 

III. Moscone Convention Center 

Tonia Macneil reported on the progress of the selection 
process for Moscone Convention Center. Applications for 
the commission are due September 30. Applicant's slides 
will be screened for the Selection Panel on Monday, 
November 7 . The Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena 
Gardens has generously agreed to make their conference 
room available for the meeting. 

Artists are still being recruited for the commission. 
Suggestions of potential candidates can be given to Tonia 
Macneil at 252-2588. 

Panel members are Renny Pritikin, Artistic Director, CVA- 
YBG; Linda Blumberg, Executive Director, Capp Street 
Project; Teresita Romo , Curator, Mexican Museum, and 
Jacqueline Clemmons, President, South of Market 
Neighborhood Association. A fourth panelist has been 
invited, but has not yet responded. In addition, an Art 
Commission liaison must be appointed. 

IV. Norcal Artist in Residence Program 

Eleanor Beaton reported on her recent tour of the Norcal 
Recycling Center and the artist in residence program 
which has been in existence for several years. She 
recommended the tour- and offered to arrange for 
interested commissioners and staff to attend. 

V. Civic Art Collection 

Roger Baird, Professor of Metal Arts, City College, and 
Arno Schniewind, Professor Emeritus, University of 
California Forestry Lab, have worked for the last nine 
years to save the central figure of Dudley Carter's 
Goddess of the Fores i. 

Professor Schniewind showed slides describing the process 
of rescue and restoration of the wood statue, which had 
been carved originally from a solid redwood log 20 ft. in 
circumference by 23 ft. fall. Many hours of volunteer 
work have been involved in a process which is now seen as 
a model for wood conservation nationwide. The figure is 
now located in the lobby of the little theatre at City 
College, across from the Diego Rivera mural in which 
Dudley Carter is depicted several times. 



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Debra Lehane will ask the commission to pass a resolution 
to acknowledge and express appreciation for the 
perseverance, professionalism and dedication of 
Professors Baird and Schniewind in saving The Goddess of 
the Fores t . 

VI. Civic Center Courthouse 



1. Jury Assembly 


Room 




Artist. Lewis DeSoto 


presented 


panels in the Jury 


Assembly Ro 


collaboration with 


the 


archi te 


The images are base 


d on 


the co 


jury assembly room 


is seen as 


our nation's found i 


ng f 


athers. 


etched with great J y 


en I 


arged e 


const i t nt ion, empha s i z i 


ng the 


central portions of 


the 


glass 


well-known I8th-cen 


t u ry 


pai n t i 


constitution. On one wa 


11 of t 


empty of people, on 


the 


other , 


but their faces are 


bal 


nk so t 


themselves in the reflection. 


between the two inia 


ges, 


assume 


of their ancestors. 


Ech 


o e s of 


the glass panel ill 


ustr 


at ions , 


of the ceiling, the 


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his designs for the glass 
om, which were developed in 
ctural team of Ross Drulis. 
ncept of echo: the present 
an echo of the spirit of 

Glass panels will be 
xcerpts from the original 
original handwriting. The 
panels depict versions of a 
ng of the signing of the 
he jury room, the image is 

the signers are present 
hat the jurors may see 
Present-day jurors, moving 

the important civic task 
the past as reflected in 

also appear in the design 
g and furnishings. 



The artists designs were well received by the 
commissioners as well as the clients and architects for 
the project . 

2. Entry/Lobby and Clerk's Corridor 

Jill Manton presented the Courthouse Art Committee's 
prioritized list of projects and the budget for 
realization of art enrichment projects at the Court 
House . 



Having met to review artist's 
entry and lobby competitions 
terrazzo proposal, the Commit 
artist Albert Paley receive t 
with the understanding that t 
the architects to further dev 
concept. The final design mus 
front doors and treating the 
within the available budget. 



proposals for the combined 
and the clerk's corridor 
tee recommends that the 
he entry/lobby commission, 
he artist needs to work with 
elop and refine the design 
t include sandblasting the 
elevator doors and must be 
Commissioner Healy stated 



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that the necessary re-design should be at the artist's 
expense . 



A discussion was held on 
floor design. Both the ju 
that the project be delet 
between the lobby and cor 
funds to be used to fully 
projects. Commissioner He 
favor that solution, and 
had made presentations be 
revised proposal. The arc 
artist be selected. The d 
resolution . 



the Clerk's Corridor terrazzo 
dges and architects would prefer 
ed so as to preserve continuity 
ridor designs and to allow the 

implement the other proposed 
aly stated that she would not 
suggested that both artists who 

invited to collaborate on a 
hitects requested that only one 
iscussion ended without 



VII. Skilled Mental Health Nursing Facility 

Hilda Shum presented models for six of the columns for 
the day rooms of the new Mental Health Facility. The 
columns will be covered with painted murals of pastoral 
scenes. She has the visited the site and reviewed color 
samples, and is confident that the colors and designs 
presented will be an asset to the facility. 

VIII. Fire Station #37 

Due to budget cuts in the project to renovate Fire 
Station #37, the area originally intended for art work at 
the station has been deleted. Artist Wang Po Shu 
presented a revised proposal for the artwork, stating 
that although the original site is no longer available, 
the new configuration will carry his original intent and 
contain the same effect. The sculpture is based on 
principals of geomancy, which are not tied to a specific 
formal idea. 

Three puddles of bronze will be imbedded in the 
disability access ramp, in size and configuration acting 
as a 'reverse minor. ' They will be etched with images 
from a string game which also express a progression. 

IX. San Francisco International Airport 

Commissioners reviewed the conceptual proposals made by 
Su-Chen Hung, Lewis DeSot.o, Jamie Carpenter and Ann 
Preston for the main terminal and Concourse A. 
Commissioners expressed concern that Ann Preston's 
proposal would not sufficiently impact the 1000 ft. long 
sterile corridor, and asked that this be conveyed to the 
artist . 



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The conceptual proposal by Jamie Carpenter was discussed 
as well. Staff will ask the Commission to approve a 
$40,000 design development contract with the artist. 

X. 911 Emergency Dispatch Command Center 

Tonia Macneil reported that a new 911 Center will be 
built at Turk Street between Gough and Laguna Streets. 
The building will be located within a city park which is 
heavily used by area residents. $115,000 is available for 
artwork, which will be divided between an exterior wall 
site and an indoor employee lounge area. The artist 
selected for the exterior wall will be asked to work with 
community youth to develop and implement artwork. The 
indoor area has been conceived as a two-story glass-lined 
atrium, including a water element. Depending upon 
available funding, the artwork may include designs on the 
window glazing as well as a water element. 

The project is on a fast track, therefore the artists 
must be selected by the middle of October. The Selection 
Panel will meet on October 14 and make a final decision 
on October 18. Suggestions for appropriate candidates are 
still being accepted. 

XI. Bayview Police Station 

Artists Cheryl Riley has spent the past two years raising 
money to create artwork for the community room of the 
planned Bayview Police Station. She has received two 
grants, one from the Esprit Foundation and one from the 
NEA design arts program, to fund her project, for a total 
of $35,000. In addition to raising money, the artist has 
worked with the Commission's Community Arts and Education 
Program to set up a series of classes in Bayview's George 
Washington Carver Elementary School so that the children 
could be part of the design process. 

Tonia Macneil presented color xeroxes of Cheryl Riley's 
final designs, which include images created by the 
children, for the community room doors and wall panels. 

The artist will formally present her gift to the Police 
Commission on October 19. 

XII. Art Commission Gallery 

Commissioners and Gallery Director Jason Tannen discussed 
the future of the Art Commission gallery, and the need to 
devise a plan and strategy for both the short and long 
term presence of a municipal gallery in Civic Center. 
Supervisor Hallinan has requested that hearings be held 



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on the future of the gallery. Commissioner Meyer has made 
2 alternative proposals for the building and City/Site 
lots. An appropriate site for a municipal gallery may 
also become available on the 4th floor of the War 
Memorial Building. A committee will be set up composed of 
staff and commissioners to study various options. 

The informational meeting adjourned at 6:45 p.m. 



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3:00 I. 




Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to approve the final design and 
to accept with gratitude the bust of George 
Moscone by Spero Anargyros donated by John 
Burton for the Civic Art Collection. 

B. Motion to approve mural design by 
Laboria Moore for the Bayview Opera House. 

C. Motion to approve mural by Precita 
Eyes for the Alemany Housing Project. 

D. Motion to approve mural design by 
Johanna Poethig in collaboration with 
artists Erika Clark-Shaw, Sofia Sigmann and 
Elizabeth Raybee and with neighborhood 
youth for the South of Market Recreation 
center . 

E. Motion to authorize final payment to 
JoeSam. on contract #2830004 for completion 
and installation of artwork at the S.F.P.D. 
Juvenile Facility. 

F. Motion to accept JoeSam. 's birds for 
the S.F.P.D. Juvenile Facility into the 
collection of the City and County of San 
Francisco . 

G. Motion to approve an increase in Aye 
Ltd.'s (Alice Aycock) fabrication contract 
for the conical stairs by $5,595 to pay for 
labor and materials and performance bonds. 

H. Motion to authorization Civic Art 
Collection Manager to assign temporary 
locations for works of art locaated in 
public area of City Hall during the seismic 
retro-fitting of the building. 



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I. Motion to authorize the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into an agreement 
for design services for work on the canopy- 
design for the Muni Metro Extension 
Platforms on the Embarcadero with any one 
or two of the following artists: Robert 
Catalusci, Kent Roberts, Anita Margrill, 
Anna Valentina Murch, Michael Brown. 

J. Motion to authorize the purchase of a 
Video Electronic Signage and Delay Unit 
specially designed by artist Jim Campbell 
for the Muni Metro Platform at 19th Avenue 
for a total of $12,000. (Includes 
installation costs.) 

K. Motion to authorize the purchase of a 
specially designed binocular unit with a 
video camera for installation by Patrick 
Fitzgerald for installation of the 19th 
Avenue Muni Metro Platform for a total of 
$4,000, including all installation costs. 

I. Motion to authorize the purchase of an 
art project by Leonard Hunter entitled, 
"Jacob's Latter" for installation on the 
19th Avenue Muni Metro Platform for a total 
cost of $4,100, including all installation 
costs . 

J. Motion to authorize the purchase of 
two art projects entitled, String Wind Harp 
and Aeolean Harp to be designed and 
installed by Leonard Hunter and/or Sheila 
Ghidini for a total of $5,000, including 
installation . 

K. Motion to authorize approval of 
selection panel recommendation of artist 
Chip Sullivan for SF Art Commission 
Gallery's City Site Program, pending 
resolution of budget. 

L. Motion to approve mural design by Mary 
La Jackson for community -based project in 
the Bayview District. 

M. Motion to approve mural design 
developed by children from the Washington 
Carver School in the Bayview District for a 
community-based project. 



N. Motion to authorize modification or 
termination of agreement with Contraband 
for the Market Street Art in Transit 
Program to cancel the reamining two 
performances . 

3:05 II. Market Street Art in TRansit 

Eleanor Beaton 

Request for approval of Selection Panel 

recommendations for 1995 Program Cycle. 

3:15 III. New Chinatown Park 

Jill Manton 

Presentation of Lam Po Leong's design 
proposal for Terrazzo Medallion and request 
for approval . 

3:25 IV. Civic Center Courthouse 

Jill Manton 

Presentation and request for approval of 
revised design by Norie Sato and Bill 
Maxwell for First Floor Clerk's Corridor 
and request for authorization to enter into 
contract with artists. 

3:45 V. Embarcadero Historical and Interpretive 

Signage Project 

Jill Manton 

Request for approval of text and imagery 

for North Embarcadero 

4:00 VI. Civic Collection 

Debra Lehane 

A. Simon Bolivar Statue 

Request for conceptual approval for the 
relocation of statue from U.N. Plaza to an 
alternate location in the City to be 
determined . 

B. Discussion regarding Marian Simpson 
WPA mural in City Assessor's office and 
impact of seismic work to mural. 

4:20 VII. Fire Station #37 

Susan Pontious; Wang Po Shu 
Review of revised proposal for art 
component; possible action includes either 
approval or revised proposal or 
cancellation of project. 

4:40 VIII. Art Gallery 

A. Report on Artist Slide registry 

B. Report on status of building and 
visual exhibition space. 



4:55 IX Airport 

Susan Pontious 

A) Project update 

B) Review of project proposals by Keith Sonnier 
and Kathryn Gustafson; approval of design 
development contract for each artist 

C) Request for appointment of Commission 
liaison to sit on selection panel for light rail 
stations 

D) Increase Roger Berry's contract by $5,000 
for additional work by technical consultant for 
sound and video projects 

5:10 XI Staff Reports 

A. New Main Library 

B. Promenade Ribbon Project 

C. Sunnydale Pump Station 

D. New Tenderloin Recreation Center 

E. Gateway Sculpture Project 

5:25 XII Adjournment 



A CCESSIBILITY IN FORMA TION 

^Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 7973 Rehabilitation Act and the 7990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasotwble accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains -stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accomodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)554-9671 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 




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Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing 
an information card and giving it to the Committee 
Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 

AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION 
TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO 
DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO ' DEFER APPROVAL. 



3:00 I. 



Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to accept Companion Place, a 
Complement to the Comfort Garden, by Peter 
Richards, into the Civic Art Collection of 
the City and County of San Francisco. 



B. Motion to approve a contract in an 
amount not to exceed $27,600, with artist 
Jody Pinto to collaborate with the 
Utilities Engineering Bureau and Water 
Department in developing a master plan, 
program and art concept for the Millbrae 
Water Facility. 

C. Motion to authorize final payment to 
Gary Dwyer for completion of work on 
contract #2820023, to provide a work of art 
for the Mission District Police Station, 
contingent upon re-installation of 
artwork . 

D. Motion to authorize transfer of 
sponsorship and maintenance of "Food for 
Thought: An Urban Apple Orchard" from 
artist Susan Leibovitz Steinman to the 
Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association, 
contingent upon a memorandum of 
understanding approved by the City 
Attorney . 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



E. Motion to approve purchase of the 
following artworks for the Skilled mental 
Health Nursing Facility: Horse Hill, hand 
tinted photograph by Sally Wetherby for 
$500; Forgotten Treasures , a color etching 
by Xavier Viramnotes for $250; Potrero 



Hill, an oil on canvas by Kenneth Kewley 
for $1500; Red Trucks, Silo, an oil on 
canvas by (.'aria Markwart for $700. 

F. Motion to authorize a reduction in 
Wang Po Shu's contract for Fire Station #2 
by $6,, 933. 18, and return the balance to 
the Bureau of Architecture. 

G. Motion to extend Genevieve Baird's 
contract to December, 1996, for the Market 
Street monuments, and to increase her 
contract by $20,000. 

H. Motion to extend Tracy Power's 
contract to December, 1995, and to increase 
her contract by $17,000 for treatment of 
the statue of Juan Hidalgo in Mission 
Dolores Park. 

1. Motion to extend Dale Kronkr ight ' s 
contract to December 1995 and to increase 
his contract by $30,000 for treatment of 
the statues by Bufano in Valencia Gardens. 

J. Motion to approve mural design for 
Hospitality House sponsored by the Mural 
Resource Center. 

3:05 II. Art Commission Gallery 

A. Tony Delucchi 

Request by Department of Real Estate to use 
gallery for storage. 

B. Jason Tannen 
Gallery Report 

3:20 III. 911 Center 

Ton i a Macne i 1 

A. Request for approval of Selection Panel 
recommendation of Cheryl Riley to design 
and implement a work of art for the 
exterior of the 911 Emergency Services 
Command Center, and authorization to enter 
into a contract in an amount not to exceed 
$15,000 for community involvement, design 
and production of working drawings. 

B. Request for approval of revised 
selection process to allow three artists to 
develop proposals for the interior project 
at the 911 Center, and authorization to pay 



a proposal honorarium of $500 each for the 
work . 

C. Authorization to pay an honorarium of up 
to $500 to Clifford Lowe, landscape 
architect, to consult with the finalists in 
development of proposals for the 911 
Center . 

D. Authorization to pay an honorarium of 
$50.00 per 1/2 day to Judy Moran, Joe Sam 
and David Kuraoka for service on the 
selection panel for the 911 Center. 

3:35 IV. Airport 

Susan Pontious 

Review of proposals by Vito Acconci, Su- 
chen Hung, Ann Preston, Ik Joong kang , 
Keith Sonnier, Kathryn Gustafson. 

3:55 V. Civic Center Courthouse 

Jill Man ton 

Presentation and request for approval of 
final design by Norie Sato and Bill 
Maxwell for First Floor- Clerk's Corridor. 

4:10 VI. Embarcadero Historical and Interpretive 

Signage Project 

Jill Manton 

Request for approval of text and imagery 

for North Embarcadero. 

4:25 VII. New Chinatown Park 

Jill Manton 

Presentation of Lam Po Leong's final design 
proposal for Terrazzo Medallion and request 
for approval . 

4:40 VIII. New Project: Ocean Beach Information 

Structure 

Eleanor Beaton 

Request for approval of guidelines and 
selection process, and approval of a pool 
of individuals as possible selection 
panel ists . 

4:50 IX. Sheriff's Facility 

Susan Pontious 

Project report and request for approval of 
artwork . 



5:00 X. New Business 

Request for approval of temporary "United 
Nations Umbrella" project at Justin Herman 
Plaza sponsored by the World Centre. 

5:10 XI. Staff Reports 

A. New Main Library 

B. Moscone 

C. Market Street Art in Transit 
I). Promenade Ribbon 

R. Gateway Project 

F. Sunnydale Pump Station 

5:15 XII. Adjournment 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

'Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 7973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasotiable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Commiuee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on (he comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curhslde parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline ut (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accomodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)554-9671 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



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Strut Artists Licenses Joanne ('how Winship, 

Tonia MacneiJ 
Susan Pont, i ous 
Jason Tannen 
Eleanor Beaton 
Debra Lehane 



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Commissioners present 
Anne Healy, President 
Rod Freebai rn-Smi th 



I . Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to accept Companion Place, a 
Comp I ement. to the Comfort Garden, by Peter 
Richards, into the Civic Art Collection of 
the City and County of San Francisco. 

B. Motion to approve a contract in an 
amount not t.o exceed $27,600, with artist 
Jody Pinto t.o collaborate with the Utilities 
Engineering Bureau and Water Department in 
developing a master plan, program and art 
concept for the Millbrae Water Facility. 

C. Mot. ion to authorize final payment to 
Gary Dwyer for completion of work on contract 
#2820023, to provide a work of art for the 
Mission District Police Station, contingent 
upon re-installation of artwork. 

D. Motion to authorize transfer of 
sponsorship and maintenance of "Food for 
Thought: An Urban Apple Orchard" from artist 
Susan Leibovitz Steinman to the Hayes Valley 
Ne ighborhood Association, contingent upon a 
memorandum of understanding approved by the 
City Attorney. 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



E. Motion to approve purchase of the 
following artworks for the Skilled mental 
Health Nursing Facility: Horse Hill, hand 
tinted photograph by Sally Wetherby for $500; 
Forgotten Treasures, a color etching by 



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25 Van Ness Ave. Suite 240. San Francisco. CA. 94102 tel. 415.252.2590 fax 415.252.2595 



Xavier Viramontes for- $250; Potrero Hill, an 
oil on canvas by Kenneth Kew I ey for $1500; 
Ued Trucks, Silo, an oil on canvas by ('aria 
Markwarf fur $700. 

L ? . Mot. ion t.o authorize a reduction in Wang 

Po Shu's contract tor Fire Station #2 by 

$6 , , 933 . 1 8 , and return the balance to the 
Bureau of Architecture. 

G. Motion to ex Lend Genevieve Ba i rd ' s 

contract, to December, 1996, for the Market 

Street monuments, and to increase her 
contract by $20,000. 

II. Motion to extend Tracy Power's contract 
to December , 1995, and to increase her 
contract by $17,000 for treatment, of the 
statue of Juan Hidalgo in Mission Dolores 
Park. 

f. Motion to extend Dale Kronkright's 
contract to December 1995 and to increase his 
contract by $30,000 for treatment of the 
statues by Bufano in Valencia Gardens. 

J. Motion to approve mural design for 
Hospital i f y House sponsored by the Mural 
Resource Center, subject to staff approval. 

Staff requested that item J be revised to add the phrase 
"subject to staff approval-". The consent, calendar was 
approved as rev l sed . 

MOTION: Commissioner Ereebai rn-Smi th 
SECOND: Commissioner Ilea I y 
VOTE: Passed 



II. Art Commission Gallery 

A. Ongoing Exhibitions 
Gallery Director Jason Tannen reported that John Ammiratti 
has installed large-scale shadow figures on paper in the 
windows of the Art. Commission Gal Lery. They will be in place 
through December 10, and will be spot-lit during the evening 
hours. The large-scale drawings of people's shadows were 
generated as part of the artist's Market. Street Art in 
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B . Future of I ho Ca I 1 o ry 
rannen reported I fiat the Wat- Memorial \d Hoc Facilities 
Committee lias decided to loan the former bookstore space to 
the U.N. 50 Commit too unl i I June and will not consider- other 
tenants unl i I then. I hem are other contenders for use of 
the space, including I he Office of Public Assistance, which 
provides informal ion and aid to members of the public. 
Commissioners noted the need to work act ively to support the 
Commission's bid for' the space. 

The Commission's ad hoc commit too on t lie gal lory was 
scheduled to moot on Tuesday , November 22nd. 



1M. San Francisco International Airport, 

A. Internal ion a I Terminal 
Susan Pont ions introduced Vito Acconci, who presented his 
proposal for art work at the new Lnternat ional Terminal . 
Acconci, at the ursine of t fie architect, had focused on the 
light -rail stations within I h e terminal, fie proposes a 
f I ex i b I o system formed by pivot ing the floor/ceiling to 
become a wa I I penel rat ing froth above and lie I ow the floor- 
level. Translucent glass would replace the standard floor 
surface, providing I i g h t and visibility between floors . 
Portions of the wa I Is can then be pivoted to form wind 
barriers, benches, display areas, lighting systems and 
signage. Visibility between floors and wind protection, as 
well as t fie furnishings and signage had all been identified 
as programrnat ic needs by the architects. 

Acconci views his proposal as a f lexible armature for 
seat ing, display, I ight ing and graphics which can be applied 
throughout the airport , having a number of possible 
applications. The Committee was support i ve of that, idea. 

The proposal was reviewed by the project architects, who 
responded favorably t o the ideas presented, however, design 
changes in the light rail stnt ions have called into question 
elements of t fie art isl 's design. The ideas will necessarily 
be refined as the design process conl inues and the needs and 
uses of the space are clarified. 

Motion to approve conceptual proposal by Vito Acconci for an 
armature based on a pivoted floor/ceiling with translucent 
floor, including a graphics system, lighting system, display 
areas and seat ing, with the specification that the artist 
consider the canopy as part, of the design, for the new 



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International Terminal of the San Francisco International 
Airport . 

MOTION: Commissioner Healy 

SECOND: Commissioner Freebairn-Smith 

VOTE: Passed 

B. Concourse A 
Due to programmatic changes, the project architects, 
Gherson, Overstreet, have designed a new rotunda space for 
the sterile corridor which has opened up new possibilities 
for art work. Ann Preston presented her proposal for a new 
dome configuration and described the ongoing process of 
developing a workable integration of other elements such as 
more domes, arches, curved glass walls, and wall fixtures to 
create a unified design. 

Ann also presented a design for tiling on the floor of the 
rotunda and for reliefs on walls. At the urging of the 
architect, she has designed columns for a new gate room. The 
gate room will be a three-story, 300'long, stepped space, 
with ten columns flanking the central stairs, ranging in 
height from 15' to 40' . The architects are willing to 
support two-thirds of the cost of the columns from their 
budget . 

The budget for these projects has not yet been set. Except 
for the rotunda dome, they comprise a menu of approaches to 
be implemented as design considerations and funding allow. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith stated that the art should grow 
out of a subconscious necessity, rather than a need to 
decorate. The total space design should have an underlying 
language of form, a rythmic order. To that end, in future 
the Committee needs to view the art in the context of the 
entire spacial design. 

Motion to approve conceptual proposal by Anne Preston for 
translucent domes, floor and wall tiling motifs and columns 
for Concourse A at the San Francisco International Airport. 

MOTION: Commissioner Healy 

SECOND: Commissioner Freebairn-Smith 

VOTE: Passed 

Ann Preston apprised the Commissioners of revisions to her 
designs for the new Courthouse. The panels with trees have 
been re-located so that arches will frame the trees. 



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IV. Ocean Beach Informal i on Project 

Eleanor Beaton introduced guidelines and a selection process 
for public art at the new Muni Terminal near Ocean Beach at 
Cabrillo and La Playa. Muni had planned a kiosk 
incorporating archivaJ photographs for the site, however the 
Civic Design Commit tee suggested that Muni bring an artist 
on board to design a sculptural feature including the 
photographs. Muni accepted this suggestion and has allocated 
$46,000 for design, fabrical ion and installation of a work 
of a r t . 

The Committee proposed that the scope of work be expanded so 
that the art would be integrated into the urban design of 
the entire area. 

The Committee requested that Beaton discuss the revised 
charge with Muni and prepare an appropriate motion for 
consideration under committee reports at the full Commission 
meeting . 

V. Public Request 

Morton Beebe, consultant to the World Centre of San 
Francisco, requested approval of the Art Commission to 
install a prototype of the "United Nations Umbrella" 
in Justin Herman Plaza from now through June, 1995, to 
coincide with the U.N. f>0 celebration. 

The inverted umbrella, designed by Bodo Rasch of Stuttgart, 
Germany, is 40' high by 38' wide when fully extended. It is 
a kinetic piece, which can be raised and lowered by viewer 
activation . 

The World Centre has received approvals from all other 
agencies with jurisdiction over the area, and only requires 
Commission approval to proceed. Commissioner Healy stated 
that the Committee had no jurisdiction over the umbrella 
because the Commission would not defined it as a work of art 
and it is temporary, therefore permission is not required. 
The Committee directed staff to write a letter to those 
concerned stating the Commission's position. 



VI. 911 Center 

Tonia Macneil reported that the Selection Panel for the 911 
Center had met and unanimously recommended Cheryl Riley to 
receive the commission for artwork on the exterior of the 
building. Cheryl will develop a project with community 



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input, so that the building is more fully integrated into 
the neighborhood. MacneiJ requested approval of the Panel's 
recommendation . 

Motion to approve Selection Panel recommendation of Cheryl 
Riley to design and implement a work of art for the exterior 
of the 911 Emergency Services Command Center, and 
authorization to enter into a contract in an amount not to 
exceed $15,000 for- community involvement, design and 
production of working drawings. 

MOTION: Commissioner Ilea I y 

SECOND: Commissioner Freeba i rn-Smi th 

VOTE: Passed 

The Panel was unable to reach agreement on a single artist 
to receive the commission for the interior- water- project. 
The artists of most interest to the Panel had no experience 
working with water, and panelists feLt that a decision could 
not be made on a project of such complexity without further 
information. Tnstead, it recommended that the selection 
process be revised and three artists be given the 
opportunity to make proposals for the site. To insure that 
the artists' proposals are technically cind financially 
feasible, staff proposed to engage the services of a 
consultant to the selection panel who could work with the 
artists and advise the selection panel during the proposal 
phase. The following motions were made: 

Motion to approve a revised selection process to allow three 
artists to develop proposals for the interior project at the 
911 Center, and authorization to pay a proposal honorarium 
of $500 each for the work. 

MOTION: Commissioner Healv 

SECOND: Commissioner- Freebairn-^Smi th 

VOTE: Passed 

Authorization to pay an honorarium of up to $500 to Clifford 
Lowe, landscape architect, to consult, with the finalists in 
development of proposals for the 911 Center. 

MOTION: Commissioner Freeba i rn-Sm i th 
SECOND: Commissioner Healy 
VOTE: Passed 



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Authorization to pay an honorarium of $50.00 per 1/2 day to 
Judy Moran, Joe Sam and David Kuraoka for service on the 
selection panel lor the 911 Center. 

MOTION: Commissioner Freebairn-Smi th 
SECOND: Commissioner Healy 
VOTE: Passed 

VII. San Francisco International Airport 
Concourse G 

Tonia Macneil reported that Kathryn Gustafson had revised 
her proposal for the sterile corridor, reducing the height 
of the solid glass walls to 10 feet and adding fluorescent 
lighting aimed at the walls to wash them with color. No 
funding is allocated for the shadow effect at this point. 
With these changes, the proposal may be feasible, therefore 
staff agreed to allow a new cost estimate by the architect's 
estimators. Commissioner Healy questioned whether the idea 
as revised is still viable. 

The meeting was adjourned at 7:15 p.m. 




Tohia Macneil 

Curator, Public Art Program 



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29 November 1994 



TO: The Honorable Members of the Visual Arts 

Commi L tee 
FR: Eleanor Beaton 

PROJECT: Ocean Beach Terminal Art Project 

Budget: $55,000 

Action: Request for approval of guidelines and selection 

process, and approval of pool of potential panelists. 

Background : 

MUNI will be constructing a new Ocean Beach bus terminal at 
the corner of LaPlaya and Cabrillo on a site that is now an 
empty lot, replacing the current terminal at LaPlaya and 
Balboa, which Muni has used for over 70 years. At one 
point, municipal streetcars came to the terminal to serve 
Playland- at- the- Beach Amusement Park, and the Sutro 
Baths. In the past few years, condominium developments have 
changed the face of this neighborhood. A Safeway and small 
shopping area are situated on LaPlaya across from the Muni 
terminal . 

The new terminal will consist, of four boarding islands and a 
landscaped area. Operator restroorns and a transit shelter 
will be located in this area. 

Additional funds became available to enable Muni Capital 
Projects to invite an art element to be pLaced in the 
landscaped space. 

Project : 

An artist or artist team will be selected to design, 

fabricate and instal 1 a free standing sculpture/structure 

which is integrated with exist i ng urban design elements, and 

meets the scale of the setting. The sculpture/structure 

shall also incorporate historic photographs from Muni 

arch i ves . 

Artists are encouraged to respond to the history of the 
site, which was formerly Playland. The artowrk may be a 
single structure, or a series of sen 1 plural elements. 
Landscaping elements might, be integrated, provided they are 
low-maintenance . 

Des ign Criteria : 

-artistic excel 1 e i i c e 

-graffiti and vandal resistant , weatherproof and 

durabl e 



-appropr i a t.eness to the surroundings of the beachfront 

neighborhood as we 1 1 as the Muni terminal and restroom 

s true tu res 

-maintenance- (roe? 

-incorporation of historic Muni photographs 

Artwork Bu dge t : $•!(>, 750 for design, fabrication and 
installation of artwork 

Selection Process : 

N. California artists are el igible. 

Open Compet.it ion 

Panel wiil be comprised of representative of client agency, 

project curator, and guest curator. 

Three finalists, subject to approval by the Visual Arts 

Committee, will be selected to produce a maquette, with the 

final artist, selected after reviewing the maquettes. 



Tentative timeframe : 
Application deadline 
Panel Review: 
Maquette submitted: 
Artist Approval: 



Jan 6, 1995 
Jan. , 1 995 
Feb. 15, 199 5 
March, 199 5 



Pool of potential guest curators: Sheila Ghidini, Darryl 
Smith, Walter Hood, Janeeen Antoine, Susan Steinman, Dewey 
Crumpler, Chris Komafer, George Gonzalez, Cheryl Riley 




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Rod Freebairn-Smith 



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Jill Manton 
Susan Pontious 
Eleanor Beaton 
Debra Lehane 
Tonia Macneil 
Jason Tannen 



I . Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to approve mural project by 
Susan Cervantes and Juana Alicia of 
Precita Eyes for the Cesar Chavez School. 




City and C iunty of 
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B. Motion to approve purchase of the 
following artworks for the Skilled Mental 
Health Nursing Facility: Getting the 
Basics for $3,000 and Developing a. Winner 
for $3,000, both by Brenda Joysmith. 

C. Motion to authorize start-up payment 
in the amount of $5,000 to Jim Campbell 
from funds previously approved and 
reserved, for the purchase of a site- 
specific video art installation for the 
Muni 19th Avenue M Line platform. 

D. Motion to approve final text and 
imagery for the North Embarcadero Historic 
and Interpretive Signage Project. 

E. Motion to authorize final payment to 
JoeSam. pending final staff inspection of 
the installed artwork, for acceptance of 
sculptural artwork at the Tenderloin 
Children's Recreation Center. 

F. Motion to authorize final payment to 
Johanna Poethig, pending final staff 
inspection of the installed artwork, for 



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acceptance of tile artwork at the 
Tenderloin Children's Recreation Center. 

G. Motion to authorize final payment to 
Martha Heavenston, pending final staff 
inspection of the installed artwork, for 
acceptance of two sculptural benches at 
the Tenderloin Children's Recreation 
Center. 

H. Motion to authorize full payment to 
Fiberstars for all South Embarcadero 
related work pending final staff 
inspection of fiber optic and glass block 
installation on the South Embarcadero 
Promenade Ribbon sculpture. 

I. Motion to authorize the allocation of 
start-up funds to Albert Paley for his 
Civic Center Courthouse front door, lobby 
security gates, and elevator door project 
in the amount of $5,000 out of the total 
amount reserved for the project. 

J. Motion to extend completion date on 
contract #2840010 to June 30, 1994 for 
conceptual design of a work of art by 
Keith Sonnier for Concourse G, San 
Francisco International Airport. 

K. Motion to extend completion date on 
contract #2840011 to June 30, 1994 for 
conceptual design of a work of art by 
Kathryn Gustafson for Concourse G, San 
Francisco International Airport. 

L. Motion to approve the loan of the 
model "Hallidie Building " by Don Potts to 
an exhibition titled "Urban San 
Francisco", February 6 - April 21, 1995, 
organized by Artsource for the Mills 
Building, 220 Montgomery Street. 






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Commissioner Healy moved to approve the consent calendar 
as written. 

MOTION: Commissioner Healy 

SECOND: Commissioner Freebairn-Smith 

VOTE: Unanimous 



II. 911 Emergency Dispatch 

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Commissioners agreed that the fountain element of layered 
glass is preferable, but that the large "rock" shapes 
were incompatible with that element, and requested that 
staff communicate the following comments to the artist: 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith: 

The level of abstraction between the fountain and rock 
elements is wildly different and not compatible. If the 
pool is meant as a place of retreat and a focus point, is 
it possible for people to actually sit turned inward? 

Commissioner Healy: 

Simplify the idea. Are the "rock" elements even necessary 
with the glass fountain? Combine the best of both 
proposals, the glass fountain and the shallow groove. 

Motion to commission Clifford Rainey to 
implement his proposal for artwork at the 911 
Center and authorization to the Director to 
enter into a contract for design development 
with the artist with a total amount not to 
exceed $15,000. 

MOTION: Commissioner Healy 

SECOND: Commissioner Freebairn-Smith 

VOTE: Unanimous 



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III. Moscone Convention Center 

Jill Manton and Tonia Macneil reported on the results of 
the December 8 meeting of the Selection Panel for the 
Moscone Convention Center public art project. The Panel 
has recommended 6 finalists and 1 alternate. Finalists 
will be invited in early February for a briefing and site 
visit and for interviews, after which an artist will be 
selected for the commission. Depending upon the available 
budget, the alternate will be included as a finalist as 
well. The finalists are: Vito Acconci, R.M. Fischer, 
Sheila Klein, Justin Ladda, Cork Marcheschi and Buster 
Simpson. The alternate is William Maxwell. Staff noted 
the lack of minority candidates among the finalists. 
Tonia Macneil reported that the project was widely 
advertised over 6 months and minority candidates and 
institutions were notified of the opportunity. Staff had 
also attended numerous community meetings in the Yerba 
Buena area and requested suggestions of appropriate 
candidates from community members and panelists. The 
Committee agreed that proper procedures had been followed 
and that in their view the process was fair. 

Motion to approve Vito Acconci, R.M. Fischer, 
Sheila Klein, Justin Ladda, Cork Marcheschi , 
and Buster Simpson, and William Maxwell, 
alternate, as finalists for the Moscone 
Convention Center/Howard Street public art 
project, and authorization to the Director to 
pay each artist an honorarium of $250 plus 
travel and lodging expenses for participation 
in a briefing and interviews. 

MOTION: Commissioner Healy 

SECOND: Commissioner Freebairn-Smith 

VOTE: Unanimous 

IV. San Francisco International Airport, Concourse G 
Tonia Macneil and Susan Pontious reported on the status 
of the proposals by Keith Sonnier and Kathryn Gustafson 
for the sterile corridor. Both proposals were submitted 
to the architect's cost estimator for analysis; both were 
more than 100% over budget, not including artist fees and 
contingency. 

In the meantime, due to budget cuts, the architects have 
redesigned the ceiling and wall configuration of the 
sterile corridor, so that the original proposal by Keith 
Sonnier is no longer relevant. Keith will redesign and 



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resubmit a new proposal, however staff has suggested that 
he refrain from working until the budget and design of 
the sterile corridor have been finalized. 



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her "Shadow Walk" proposal 
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The Committee reviewed the history of the project and 
discussed possible options for the artist at this point. 
Citing the budgetary problems of the "Shadow Walk" 
proposal, the Committee voted to reject the artist's 
proposal and recommend that she make a new proposal for 
the departures area of the Concourse G within the scope 
of her current contract. 

Motion to reject the "Shadow Walk" proposal by 
Kathryn Gustafson for the sterile corridor of 
Concourse G of the San Francisco International 
Airport; approval for the artist to submit a 
new proposal for the departures area of the 
sterile corridor within the scope of her 
current contract. 

MOTION: Commissioner Healy 

SECOND: Commissioner Freebairn-Smith 

VOTE: Unanimous 

Staff reported that the architects had expended funds and 
engaged the services of a sub-contractor to aid the 
artist in preparing her proposal for cost estimation, 
which should be paid out of the art budget. Approval was 
requested to make a payment to Auerbach and Glasso for 
documents required to complete a cost-estimate on the 
"Shadow Walk" proposal. 

Motion to approve a payment not to exceed 
$1,100 to Auerbach and Glasso for documents 
required to complete a cost estimate for the 
"Shadow Walk" proposal by Kathryn Gustafson for 



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Concourse G at the San Francisco International 
Airport . 

MOTION: Commissioner Freebairn-Smith 
SECOND: Commissioner Healy 
VOTE: Unanimous 

V. Ocean Beach Terminal Art Project 

Eleanor Beaton re-presented the guidelines for the art 
project incorporating the Committee's previous comment 
that the artwork should respond to the urban design 
elements in the area. Commissioner Freebairn-Smith noted 
that the site is the terminus of three bus lines, and is 
open to the sea, thus potentially forming a gateway. He 
recommended that the Art Commission work closely with 
MUNI in the future to create important urban design 
solutions throughout the transit system. This discussion 
will be continued in the Civic Design Committee. 
Commissioner Healy asked that language be included in the 
guidelines to encourage artists to respond to the 
significance of the terminus as a place. 

Commissioner Healy moved to approve the revised 
guidelines with additions made by the Committee and to 
approve the pool of potential guest curators. 

Motion to approve guidelines for the Ocean 
Beach Terminal Art Project and approval of 
Sheila Ghidini, Darryl Smith, Walter Hood, 
Janeen Antoine, Susan Steinman, Dewey Crumpler, 
Chris Komater, George Gonzalez, Cheryl Riley 
and Horace Washington as potential guest 
curators, with authorization to the Director to 
pay an honorarium of $50.00 per half-day for 
their work. 

VI . New Courthouse Building 
Clerk's Corridor 

Jill Manton reported that the revised proposal for the 
floor in the Clerk's Corridor by William Maxwell and 
Norie Sato had been submitted to the architects who had 
commented that the boat forms in the terrazzo floor were 
too literal. The Commissioners suggested deleting the 
boat outline to obtain a more fluid form. Manton noted 
that the artists are in favor of the blue color which 
they had previously submitted, however the judges and 
some architects are in favor of beige. 



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The artists will install the metal divider strips 
themselves over a nine-day period. After reworking their 
budget and reducing their fees, they have managed to get 
the project on budget; the total cost will be $45,000. 

Commissioners remarked that the issue of the color of the 
floor was an art issue and stated their preference for 
the color blue, because it reinforces the architects' 
concept for the furniture design, and because the 
artists' design would not be visible in a beige-colored 
floor. 

Entrance Gates 

A successful meeting regarding the design of the entrance 
gates has taken place between Albert Paley and the 
architects . 

Budget 

Manton reported that the cost credit for the gates has 
decreased, and that Lewis DeSoto's cost estimate is 
substantially higher than the available budget. He is 
attempting to reduce costs, for instance he is 
researching the use of ready-made furniture. A full 
budget report will be submitted in January. 

VII. Art Commission Gallery 

Jason Tannen reported that the letter to artists for 
renewal of their slide library membership includes an 
invitation to send letters of support. Jason reported 
that he is receiving many letters from prominent artists, 
and from Ruth Braunstein, Marina Drummer of the L.E.F. 
Foundation and other artists whose careers were helped by 
a show at the gallery. The letters can be used to help 
support the gallery's case for continued presence in the 
Civic Center. 

Curatorial staff has reviewed the draft of an RFQ for the 
fence project. The RFQ will be distributed soon. 

VIII. New Sheriff's Facility 

Susan Pontious reported that the finish on the pavers is 
still not right but that the contractor is refusing to 
correct it. The only recourse the Art Commission now has 
is to make the corrective measures part of the City's 
claim against the Contractor. 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:45 p.m. 

Prepared by Tonia Macneil, Curator, Public Art Program 



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